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LIBRARY 

THE UNIVERSITY 
OF CALIFORNIA 

SANTA BARBARA 



PRESENTED BY 

MRS. DONALD KELLOGG 



PARTIAL RECORD OF THE 
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN 
TEFFT, OF PORTSMOUTH, 
RHODE ISLAND * AND THE 
NEARLY COMPLETE RECORD OF THE 
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN TIFFT, OF 
NASSAU, NEW YORK -3x- -3v" 




Containing the Names of Seven Hundred 
and Four Descendants, and extending over 
a period of Two Hundred and Forty-one 
Years in America < Together with other 
Miscellaneous Records & & J* & & jt 



Compiled by 

MARIA E. (MAXON) TIFFT 

Buffalo, New York 

March, 1896 




THE PETER PAUL BOOK COMPANY,* PUBLISHERS 
420 MAIN STREET j* BUFFALO, NEW YORK ^ J896 



From the Press of 

The Peter Paul Book Company 

Buffalo, New York 

1896 



INTRODUCTION 

It was not the original intention to compile this genealogy, but so much 
of the early history was obtained for the inscription on the Tifft monument 
erected in May, 1895, ^ n Nassau, N. Y., that it was determined to arrange 
in as compact a form as possible, all the facts learned about the various 
descendants, in order to preserve the same for future reference. 

The record, though incomplete, represents a great deal of labor and 
study, and is the result of extended examinations of town histories, various 
family records and genealogies, and also extensive correspondence with the 
numerous descendants of John Tifft. 

An effort has been made to ascertain when the Tiffts came from Eng- 
land and from what part, but so far without success. Two brothers are 
found in this country; William, in Boston, in 1638, who died leaving only 
one daughter, and John, of Portsmouth, R. I., in 1655, who is the ancestor 
of the Rhode Island Tiffts. 

The name " Tefft" or " Teft " is Saxon, and means "a piece of ground 
where there has been a house." (Etymological Dictionary of family and 
Christian names by William Arthur, A. M.) 

The name at different times in Colonial Records is variously spelled, 
Teffe, Teft, Tefft, Tieft, Tift and Tifft, all pertaining to the same general 
family. 

The following is an abstract from a letter written by Rev. Benjamin F. 
Tefft, D. D., LL. D., to Parker W. Tefft of Chicago. 

"While in London on a mission for the United States Government, I 
employed some one to hunt up the family name in England. The result 
was the following : The family originally belonged to the French Hugue- 
nots, when the spelling of the name was " Thevet," and pronounced as if 
spelled " Tevay." The family with many others were driven out of France 



by the St. Bartholomew massacre, and came to England. The Teffts of this 
country undoubtedly came from England. Now, when you take the name 
Thevet with its French pronunciation, and put it beside the name of William 
Teffe, how natural the transition and then how easy to change the final e to 
t, and produce a name of one syllable and easily pronounced Tifft." 

The above mentioned Benjamin F. Tefft was born in Floyd, N. Y., 
August 20, 1813, and died a few years ago in Bangor, Maine. He was a 
prominent Methodist Episcopal clergyman, author and teacher. In 1843 
he was Professor of Greek and Hebrew Languages in the Indiana Asbury 
University; in 1846, he was editor of the Ladies' Repository, and of the 
publications of the Western Book Concern. In 1859 he re-entered the 
itinerant work of the church, and received appointments in Maine. In 1861 
he was appointed Chaplain to the First Regiment of Maine Cavalry, Army 
of the Potomac. In 1862, Consul of the United States to Stockholm, and 
acting Minister to Sweden. In 1864, Commissioner of Immigration from 
the north of Europe to the State of Maine. In 1874, representative from 
Penobscot County to the State Legislature. Dr. Tefft was a member of the 
Geographical and Statistical Society of New York, and of the Society of 
Arts of England. 

The system of numbering is as follows: 

Beginning with John, the names are all numbered consecutively; his 
oldest child being number 2, and so on. This consecutive numbering 
precedes the name, and the Roman characters denote the order of births in 
each family. The small figure following the name denotes the generation. 

For example taking 186 (II) John 6 (who is the descendant that came 
to Nassau, N. Y., in 1793); going back until we come to this number 186 
(II) 6 in the consecutive numbering, we find him to be the second child of 
105 (V) 5 , Robert; following backward still further, we find 105 (V) 5 to be 
the fifth child of 60 (I) John Jr. 4 ; who is found to be the first child of 32 
(I) John 3 , and he in turn is found to be the first child of 2 (II) 2 Samuel; 
who is the second child of John 1 , the original settler in Rhode Island. 

MARIA E. (MAXON) TIFFT. 



CONTENTS 

PACE 

INTRODUCTION, 3 

WILL OF WILLIAM TEFFK, OF BOSTON, .... 9 

RECORD OF DESCENDANTS OF JOHN TEFFT, THE SETTLER OF 

RHODE ISLAND, 1655, 10 

RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN TIFFT, THE SET- 
TLER OF NASSAU, N. Y. , 1793, 41 

APPENDIX A. 
REVOLUTIONARY RECORDS, 137 

APPENDIX B. 
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, 140 

APPENDIX C. 
ORGANIZATION OF TIFFT CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, . . 147 

APPENDIX D. 
OUTLINE OF MARION E. (LAMB) TIFFT' s ANCESTORS, . 149 

APPENDIX E. 

OUTLINE OF MARION E. (MAXON) TIFFT' s PATERNAL AND 

MATERNAL ANCESTORS, . . . . . .152 



RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS 
OF JOHN TEFFT, of Portsmouth, R. L 



William Teffe, Boston. 

It appears by the Town Records, that William Teffe, tailor, 
"was admitted to inhabit 24, December, 1638," and to buy the 
house of Jacob Wilson Sawyer, which was sold him the same day. 

William Teffe and wife joined the church August 2, 1640. 

Perhaps William Teffe's daughter, Lydia, married John 
Dibble or Deeble of Boston, and had a son Abraham. 

Will of William Teffe, of Boston, 1646. 

"The first day of the third Month, one thousand six hundred 
and forty-six, I William Teffe of Boston, in the Massachusetts 
Bay, doe make this my last Will and Testament. First, I give 
vnto my daughter Lydia, the summe of twenty pounds, partly, 
for the discharge of seaven pounds which I received for her in 
England being a Lagacie given unto her by one Robert Elvinge, 
deceased, and partly as a Legacie from (myselfe,) so as shee 
never make other demands of the said Legacie given by said 
Robert Elvinge, and so she doe not marry without her mother- 
in-lawe's Consent, or the consent of such friends as her said 
Mother shall leave her vnto. To be payed in fours of the 
youngest Cattle, at due prices except the least of all, and in 
such of the household goods and mon(ies) as indifferently shall 
reach to the making up thereof according to the proportion of 
it, (excepting the feather-bed whereon I now lye and vppon the 
praisement of the goods within two months after my decease,her 
said portion to be putt forth for her best advantage vntil her age 
of twenty years or day of marryage with consent as aforesaid, (if 
shee shall live therevnto, even either of them.) 



Itm. I give my least Steere Calfe vnto the Eldest child of 
my brother John Teffe, to be delivered vppon demand, after my 
decease, if it be then living, paying for the charge of the keep- 
ing of it after my decease vntil it be demanded. All the rest of 
my goods and chattells, whatsoever, together with my dwelling 
house and garden and grounds vnder and about it, and all the 
buildings therevppon, and fences about them, and also together 
with my land at Long Island, and the barne and fruites growing 
vppon the said ground both vnder my house and at Long Island, 
I give and bequeath vnto my beloved wife Anne Teffe, whom I 
make sole Executrix of this my last will, to her and to her heires 
and Assignes, forever, and in testimonial thereof I have herevnto 
sett and putt my hand." WILLIAM TEFFE. 

In presence of Tho. Leverett, John Harrison, John Ingolsby. 

Testified before the Governour (Mr. No)well, and Mr. 
Hibbins, by Mr. Tho. Leverett and John Harrison. 2 (9) 
1648. Copiavera. 

Mass. Archives. Vol. 15 B. p. 69. (This will is recorded at 
Suffolk Probate office, Lib. VII, fol. 266.) That record contains 
also the deposition of John Harrison on June 19, 1661, and of 
John Ingolsby, November 23, 1672, each in regard to an inter- 
lineation made in the latter part of the above will. 

The said will was Entered and Recorded November 23,1672. 
twenty-four years after the instrument was proved. 

Record of descendants of John Tefft, of 
Portsmouth, R. I. 

John Tefft, 1 brother of William Tefft of Boston, Mass., mar- 
ried Mary , and lived in Portsmouth, Kingstown, R. I. 

John Tefft died in 1676. Mary Tefft died in 1679. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARY TEFFT. 
T 

-L. ^^ 

IE. Samuel, 2 born, 1644 in Providence, R. I. 
m. Joshua. 2 
IV. Tabitha, 2 born, 1653. 

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Pacts concerning (I) John 1 Teffb. 

The first account of him is a freeman in 1655. The freeman 
(in Anglo-Saxon times) was strictly the freeholder and as a free 
member of the community to which he belonged, became insep- 
arable from the possession of his " holding " in it. It was this 
sharing in common land which marked off the freeman from the 
unfree man, the tiller of land which another owned. 

Rhode Island required a freehold estate of $134, for suffrage, 
and permitted the eldest son of said estate to vote. 

1662, Nov. 22. He and wife Mary sold seven acres to Rob- 
ert Shink of Newport. 

1671, May. Kingstown. His name was recorded as an 
inhabitant of Pettaquamscolt. 

1674, Nov. 30. Will Ex. son-in-law Samuel Wilson. To 
Samuel Wilson, my now dwelling house and 20 acres in Petta- 
quamscott. To wife Mary, all cattle, viz : two oxen, two cows, 
two yearling steers, eight swine kind, a ewe and a lamb, and all 
other movables. To son Samuel Tifft, 2s. To son Joshua, is, 
To daughter Tabitha Tefft, is. and an iron pot after wife's 
decease. Debts to the sum of^i, 35. to be paid equally by 
son-in-law Samuel Wilson and son Joshua Tift. 

1676, Jan. 26. The death of John 1 is alluded to in a letter 
from Captain James Oliver, (written at the house of Richard 
Smith in Narragansett). He first mentions that Joshua Tefft 
son of John 1 had married a Wampanoag. That he shot twenty 
times at the English in the Narragansett fight ; was captured 
and executed at Providence, and then declared that he was a 
"sad wretch, who had never heard a sermon but once these 
fourteen years," and that "his father going to recall him, lost 
his head and lies unburied. (See 4 (III) Joshua, 2 son of John. 1 

1679, Nov. 19. His widow signed in satisfaction of her 
thirds, her signature being witnessed by Tabitha Gardner. 



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2 (I) - - Tefffc, 2 daughter of John. 1 

Tefft 2 married Samuel Wilson, who was born in 1622 

and died in 1682. 

CHILDREN OF TEFFT AND SAMUEL WILSON. 

I. Samuel/ 

n. Mary, 5 born 1663. 

HI. Sarah, 3 born 1666. 

IV. James, 3 born 1673. 

V. Jeremiah, 3 born 1674. 

Facts concerning Samuel Wilson. 

June 21, 1670. Samuel Wilson had a letter sent him by the 
Commissioners of Connecticut, sitting at Wickfield, requesting 
the delivery of two of their men, detained of Thomas Mumford, 
they being messengers of Connecticut inoffensively riding on 
the King's highway. He complied and released the men. 

June 30, 1684. An agreement was made by the orphans of 
Samuel Wilson with consent of Jireh Bull, executor. The eldest 
brother, Samuel Wilson, was to have three lots adjoining the 
housing, with said housing, &c., part had of his father-in-law 
Tefft. The rest of the land was to go equally to the children 
including Samuel, and so all of them a share. The agreement 
was signed by Samuel Wilson, Robert Robert and Mary Hannah. 



6 (I) Samuel, 3 son of - - Tefft 2 
and Samuel Wilson. 

Samuel Wilson died in Kingstown, R. I., in 1690. 



7 (TJ) Mary, 3 daughter of Tefft 2 

and Samuel Wilson. 

Mary Wilson married Robert Hannah, who died in 1706. 
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Mary Tefft Hannah married a second time, to George Webb, 

who died in 1735. 
Mary T. Webb died in 1737. 

CHILDREN OF MARY AND ROBERT HANNAH. 

I. Robert. 4 
n. Mary. 4 



8 (HI) Sarah, 8 daughter of Tefft 2 and Samuel 

Wilson. 

Sarah Wilson married John Potter, son of Ichabod and Martha 

(Hazard) Potter. 
Sarah Potter died in 1739. John Potter died in 1715. 

CHILDREN OF SARAH AND JOHN POTTER. 

I. Martha, 4 born Dec. 20, 1692. 

II. John, 4 born May 20, 1695. 

m. Samuel, 4 bom Sep. 2, 1699. 

IV. Sarah, 4 bora April 15, 1702. 

V. Susanna, 4 born March 2, 1707. 

VI. Samuel, 4 bora July 28, 1715. 



9 (VI) James,' son of Tefft 1 and Samuel 

Wilson. 

James Wilson married Alice Sabeere, daughter of Stephen and 
Deborah (Angell) Sabeere. James Wilson died in 1706. 

CHILD OF JAMES AND ALICE WILSON. 

I. Samuel. 4 

10 (V) Jeremiah,' son of Tefft' and Samuel 

Wilson. 

Jeremiah Wilson, married Ann Manoxon. 
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Jeremiah Wilson married a second time, Mary 

Jeremiah Wilson resided in New Shoreham and South Kings- 
town, R. I., and died June a, 1740. 

CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH AND ANN WILSON. 

I. Mary,* born Sep. 13, 1701. 
IE. Ann,* born Dec. 7, 1702, 
ILT. Sarah,* born March 5, 1707. 

CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH AND MARY WILSON. 

IV. Elizabeth,* born 

V. Judith.* 

VI. Mary, 4 born Nov. 13, 1721. 

VLT. Samuel,* born March 23, 1723. 

VTLI. Jeremiah,* born May n, 1726. 

IX. John,* born May n, 1726. 

X. Joanna,* born 1728. 

XI. George,* born Feb. 1730. 

"X"TT Alice,* born June 15, 1733. 

3 (H) Samuel, 2 son of John. 1 

Samuel Tefft married Elizabeth Jenckes, daughter of Joseph and 
Esther (Ballard) Jenckes,and sister of Joseph Jenckes, who was 
Deputy Governor of Rhode Island from 1715 to 1727. 

Elizabeth Tefft was born in 1658 and died in 1740. 

Samuel Tefft died in 1725. 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL AND ELIZABETH TEFFT. 

I. John. 5 

n. Samuel. 3 

m. Peter. 3 

IV. Sarah. 3 

V. Elizabeth. 8 

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VI. Esther.' 

VII. Mary. 1 

VUL Tabitha.' 

IX. Mercy. 8 

X. Susanna. 3 

Facts concerning Samuel Tefft. 

1677. Freeman. 

1679, May 12. He was fined 205. for not attending jury. 

1679, July i. Taxes, 35., i^d. 

1680, March 12. His fine of 205. for not attending jury of 
General Court of Trials was remitted by the Assembly, he 
having had no warning by the General Sergeant. 

1687, September 6. Kings Town. Taxed 95., 4^d. 

1709, June 28. He and twenty-six others bought the tract 
called Swamptown, being part of the vacant lands in Narragan- 
sett, ordered sold by the Assembly. 

1721, October 29. His wife Elizabeth, in testifying as to 
what age James Wilson would have been had he lived, calls her 
own age seventy years, but other evidence makes her not quite 
so old. 

1725, March 16. Will proved, 1725, December 20. Ex. 
wife Elizabeth. To son John, 100 acres in South Kingstown. 
To son Samuel, south half of homestead. To sons John and 
Samuel, 135 acres in Westerly. To son Joseph, land in Shan- 
nock Purchase, Westerly. To wife Elizabeth, dwelling house, 
barn, orchards, etc., and north half of homestead for life, and 
then to sons John and Samuel equally, and these two sons, to be 
at equal charge in maintaining daughter Tabitha Tift, supporting 
her for life. To daughters Elizabeth Carpenter, Esther Mum- 
ford and Mary Newton, each 20, paid by son John. To 
daughters Mercy Tift and Susanna Crandall, ^20 each. To 
children of Sarah Witter, deceased, 20. To daughter Mercy 
Teft a further sum of ^30. To granddaughter Sarah Witter, 
;io at eighteen. To grandson Daniel Tift, son of Peter, 

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deceased, 20 if he lives in my family till age. To wife Eliza- 
beth, all movables not given away, at her disposal to children. 

Inventory, ^1,010, zs. 8d. viz: wearing apparel, ^27, 195., 
sword, ii cows, 4 oxen, 2 pairs of steers, 4 yearlings, 5 calves, 
121 sheep, 5 mares, 3 horses, 15 swine, hay ^40, pewter, 2 linen 
wheels, 2 spinning wheels, pair of worsted combs, 6 beds, 2 
warming pans, pair of wool cards, carpenter's tools, bonds 
^155, &c., silver ^5, 125., cider 12, cidermill, 22 geese,&c. 

1738, July 4. Will Proved 1740, May 12. Widow Eliza- 
beth. Ex. son John. To son John, 2os. To son Samuel, 205. 
To granddaughter Sarah Witter, ^5. To daughters Elizabeth 
Carpenter, Mary Newton, Esther Mumford, Tabitha Teft, Sus- 
anna Crandall, and children of daughter Sarah Witter, deceased, 
rest of estate. 

Inventory, ^401, 123. 



4 (HI) Joshua, 2 son of John. 1 

Joshua Tefft married Sarah . Resided at Kings Town, R.I. 

CHILD OF JOSHUA AND SARAH TEFFT. 

I. Peter, 3 born March 14, 1672. Recorded at Warwick, R.I. 

Facts concerning Joshua Tefft. 

1676, January 14. He was brought in captive to Providence 
as related in a letter of same date written by Roger Williams to 
Governor Leveret of Massachusetts: "This night I was requested 
by Captain Fenner and other officers of our town, to take the 
examination and confession of an Englishman who hath been 
with the Indians before and since the fight. His name is 
Joshua Tift, and he was taken by Captain Fenner this day at an 
Indian house, half a mile from where Captain Fenner's house 
(now burned) did stand." He was asked how long he had 
been with the Narragansetts, and answered twenty-seven days, 
more or less. In answer to the question how he came amongst 
them, he said he was at his farm a mile and a half from Puttuck- 

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quamscot where he hired an Indian to keep his cattle, himself 
proposing to go to Rhode Island, but the day he prepared to go 
a party of Indians came and told him he must die. He begged 
for his life and promised he would be servant to the Sachem for 
life, and his life was given him as such slave. He was carried 
to the fort where were eight hundred fighting men. His eight 
cattle were killed. He said he was in the fort and waited on his 
master, the Sachem, till he was wounded, of which wound the 
Sachem died nine days afterward. 

1676, January 18. He was executed, his answers obviously, 
not being satisfactory to the examiners, but it may still be 
doubted whether much that is related of him by the old chroni- 
clers is more than fable. It was asserted by these that he was of 
Providence, which was not the fact, though he was captured 
there, and that he turned Indian and married a squaw, 
renounced his religion and nation, and fought against the 
whites. Probably the closing sentence of one of those narrators 
was considered excellent religion by some of the readers. "As 
to his religion, he was found as ignorant as a heathen, which no 
doubt caused the fewer tears to be shed at his funeral." 



5 (IV) Tabitha, 2 daughter of John. 1 

Tabitha Tifft married George Gardiner, son of George and 

Herodias (Hicks) Gardiner, Feb. 13, 1670. 
Tabitha Gardiner died in 1722. 
George Gardiner died in 1724. 

CHILDREN OF TABITHA AND GEORGE GARDINER. 

I. Joseph.* 

n. Nicholas. 5 

m, Samuel. 3 

IV. Robert, 3 

V. John. 3 

VI. George. 3 

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VH. Hannah. 3 

Vm. Tabitha.' 

IX. Joanna. 5 



49 (VII) Hannah,' daughter of Tabitha.' 

Hannah Gardiner married Josiah Wescott, son of Jeremiah and 

Eleanor (England) Wescott. 

Josiah Wescott was born in 1675, an< ^ died Nov. n, 1721. 
Hannah Wescott died in 1756. 

CHILDREN OF HANNAH AND JOSIAH WESCOTT. 

I. Nicholas/ born Aug. 27, 1702. 

n. Hannah, 4 born Aug. n, 1704. 

m. Tabitha,* born Dec. 7, 1706. 

IV. Josiah, 4 born March 6, 1709. 

V. Nathan, 4 born March 23, 1711. 

VI. Damaris, 4 born June 12, 1713. 

VIE. Caleb, 4 bom Dec. 6, 1716. 
Oliver, 4 born Sep. 5, 1720. 



32 (I) John, 5 son of Samuel. 2 

John Tefft married Joanna Sprague, daughter of Jonathan 8 
(William, 2 Edward 1 ) and Mehitable (Holbrook) Sprague. 
Joanna Sprague Tefft died in 1757. 
John Tefft died in 1 760. 
Resided at South Kingstown, R. I. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND JOANNA TEFFT. 

I. John, 4 born Dec. 4, 1699. 
n. Joseph.* 
m. Samuel. 4 

IV. James, 4 born April 21,1715 (date from MunselTs chart. ) 
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V. Nathan. 4 

VI. daughter. 4 

VH. Mary. 4 

Vm. Mercy. 4 

IX. Mehitable. 4 

X. Tabitha.* 

XI. Sarah.* 

Facts concerning 32 (I) John.* 

1703, Jan. 28. He was one of those engaged in Shannock 
Purchase. 

1754, Jan. 5. Will Codicil, 1757, Dec. 22 proved 1762, 
Jan. 21. Exs. wife Joanna and son Joseph. To wife, ^500. 
To son John, 120 acres " near about north from place where the 
old house stood and did belong to my honored father, Samuel 
Teft, deceased," having already given to John a tract in Rich- 
mond and house on said land. To son Joseph, ^300 and a 
shotgun, having already given him a house and land in Rich- 
mond. To son Samuel, a gun, having already given him two 
tracts of land in Richmond. To sons James and Nathan, 55. 
each. To six grandchildren, viz : George Webb, John Webb, 
Margaret Rogers, Elizabeth Sheblin, Mehitable, James and Mary 
Teft, ^150 divided among them. To five daughters, Mary 
Barber, Mercy Rogers, Mehitable Rogers, Tabitha Teft and 
Sarah Brown, ^750 equally divided. The rest of estate to 
children, the six grandchildren having an equal part with them. 
Codicil mentions decease of wife, and the 500 given her he 
now gives to five daughters. To granddaughters Margaret 
Rogers, Elizabeth Shilbe, Mehitable, James and Mary Teft, ^5 
each. 

Inventory, ^6,148, i6s., 7d., viz: wearing apparel, ^55, 
bonds^3,i37, 95., 7d., coffee mill, warming pan, 19 sheep, gun, 
horse, 2 cows, swine, 2 pair cards, &c. 



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33 (H) Samuel, 8 son of Samuel. 1 

Samuel Tefft married Abigail Tennant, daughter of Alexander 

Tennant. 

Abigail was born in 1690 and died in 1758. 
Samuel Tefft died in 1 760. 
Resided at Kingstown, R. I. 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL AND ABIGAIL TEFFT. 

I. Samuel, 4 born Jan. 19, 1712. 

II. Daniel, 4 born June 14, 1714. 

IH. Stephen, 4 bom Oct. 5, 1716. 

IV. Tennant, 4 born Sept. 29, 1720. 

V. Abigail, 4 born Feb. 14, 1724. 

VI. Ebenezer, 4 born Feb. 14, 1724. 

Concerning 33 (II) Samuel Teffb's 8 Will. 

1753, Feb. 20, Will proved 1760, July 14. Ex. son Daniel. 
To wife Abigail, half of indoor movables, a cow, bay mare, use 
of best room, &c., while widow. To son Samuel, ;io, he 
having had his portion. To son Stephen, ^30. To son 
Tennant, ,30. To son Ebenezer, certain land. To son 
Daniel, all the rest both real and personal, and the apprentice 
boy's time. 



34 (JH) Peter,' son of Samuel. 1 

Peter Tefft married Mary 

Peter died in 1725. Resided at Westerly, R. I., and Stoning- 
ton, Conn. 

CHILDREN OF PETER AND MARY TEFFT. 

I. Peter, 4 born Dec. 19, 1699. Recorded at Westerly. 
II. Samuel, 4 born Feb. 24, 1705. Recorded at Westerly. 
in. John, 4 born Dec. 27, 1706. Recorded at Westerly. 



IV. Joseph, 4 born Jan. 6, 1710. Recorded at Westerly. 
V. Daniel, 4 born April 10, 1712. Recorded at Westerly. 
VI. Sarah, 4 born Feb. 14, 1715. Recorded at Westerly. 
VH. Jonathan, 4 born Oct. 18, 1718, Recorded at Stoning- 
ton, Conn. 

35 (IV) Sarah, 8 daughter of Samuel.* 

Sarah Tefft married Ebenezer Witter, son of Josiah and Eliza- 
beth (Wheeler) Witter. 

CHILDREN OF SARAH AND EBENEZER WITTER. 

I. Sarah. 4 

IE. Mary, 4 born 1696. 

El. Josiah, 4 born 1698. 

IV. Joseph, 4 born 1698. 

36 (V) Elizabeth, 3 daughter of Samuel. 2 

Elizabeth Tefft married Solomon Carpenter, who was born in 

1678 and died in 1750. 
Elizabeth Carpenter died in 1750. 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH AND SOLOMON CARPENTER. 

I. Elizabeth, 4 born Jan. 4, 1703. 

IE. Solomon, 4 born Feb. 26, 17 . 

IQ. Daniel, 4 born Dec. 23, 1712. 

IV. Sarah, 4 born Aug. 24, 1716. 



37 (VI) Esther, 8 daughter of Samuel. 1 

Esther Tefft married Thomas Mumford, son of Thomas and 
Sarah (Sherman) Mumford, who was born in 1658 and died 
in 1726. 



CHILDREN OF ESTHER AND THOMAS MUMFORD. 

I. John/ 

H. Sarah. 4 

m. Tabitha. 4 

IV. Esther. 4 

Facts concerning Thomas Mumford. 

Thomas Mumford's first wife, Abigail, was murdered about 
two weeks previous to May 28, 1707, by a negro slave belonging 
to him, and the body of the negro having since been found 
upon the shore of Little Compton, (he having drowned himself 
as was believed to prevent being taken alive) it was ordered by 
the Assembly that his head, legs and arms be cut from the body 
and hung up in some public place near Newport, R. I., and his 
body to be burned to ashes, that it may be "something of a 
terror to others from perpetrating of the like barbarity for the 
future." 



38 (VH) Mary,' daughter of Samuel. 1 
Mary Tefft married Newton. 

39 (VHI) Tabitha, 1 daughter of Samuel. 2 
Tabitha Tefft, unmarried. 

40 (IX) Mercy, 5 daughter of Samuel. 1 
Mercy Tefft, unmarried. 

41 (X) Susanna,' daughter of Samuel. 1 
Susanna Tefft married Peter Crandall, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Gorton) Crandall. 

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CHILDREN OF SUSANNA AND PETER CRANDALL. 

96 I. James, 4 born April 17, 1709. 

97 IE. Mary, 4 born Feb. 17, 1711. 

98 IE. Peter, 4 born July 4, 1713. 

99 IV. John, 4 born June 1 8, 1716. 
100 V. Elizabeth, 4 born Feb. i, 1719. 



60 (I) John 4 Jr., son of John.' 

John Tefft, Jr., was born in Richmond, R. I., Dec. 4, 1699 
He married Dec. n, 1721, at Westerly, by John Babcock, 
Justice, Mary Reynolds, who was born Feb. 5, 1704. 
The Richmond records contain the marriage of John Tefft and 
Elizabeth James, Dec. 26, 1752. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARY TEFFT. 

101 I. Deliverance, 5 bom Aug. 19, 1722. 

102 IE. Sarah, 5 born April 27,1725. Died Feb. 1726. 

103 m. Jonathan, 5 born April 29, 1727. 

104 IV. John, 5 born March 9, 1729. 

105 V. Robert, 5 born May 25, 1732. 

106 VI. Mary, 5 born Sept. 20, 1734. 

107 VLT. Patience, 5 born April 21, 1737. 

108 VIE. Deborah, 5 born May 1 8, 1739. 

109 IX. Mehitable, 5 born Aug. 3, 1742. 

110 X. Elizabeth, 5 born Feb. 10, 1744. 

111 XI. Jeremiah, 5 born May 29, 1747. 

112 XH. William, 5 born Jan. 16, 1749. 



The following marriages are copied from the Rhode Island Vital 
Records, as recorded in Richmond, and it seems probable that 
they belong to the family of 60 (I) John Jr. 4 
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103 (HI) Jonathan, 5 son of John Jr.* 

Jonathan Tefft married Mary Webb, by Samuel Tefft, Justice, 
Jan. 26, 1794. 



104 (IV) John Jr., 5 son of John Jr.* 

John Tefft married Hannah Clarke, by Thomas Ken yon, Justice, 
March 14, 1750-1. 

107 (VII) Patience, 6 daughter of John Jr. 4 
Patience Tefft married Edward Lillibridge, Dec. 4, 1755. 

110 (X) Elizabeth, 5 daughter of John Jr.* 
Elizabeth Tefft married Stephen Hoxsie, Oct. 12, 1766. 

Will of 60 (I) John, Jr:* 

In the name of God, Amen, the fourth day of March, 1765, 
I, John Tefft, of Richmond in Kings County, in the Colony of 
Rhode Ifland, &c, yeoman, being weak in Body but of perfet 
Mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God. Therefore, 
calling to mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing that it 
is appointed for all men once to Dye, do make and ordain this 
my laft will and Teftament that is to fay. Principally and firft 
of all, I Give and Recommend my foul into the Hands of God 
that Gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be 
Buried in decent Chriftian Burial at the difcretion of my Exec- 
utors, nothing doubting but at the General Refurrection I Shall 
receive the fame again by the Mighty Power of God. And as 
touching Such Worldly Eftate wherewith it hath pleafed God to 
blefs me in this Life, I Give demifs and dispofe of the Same in 
the following Manner and form. 

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Imprimis I Give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife 
Elizabeth Tefft all her Houfehold Stuff that she had with her 
before our Marriage and alfo one Hundred pounds old tenor. 

Item. I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Son John 
Tefft a certain tract of Land Lying and being in Richmond 
aforefaid and Butted and bounded as followeth, beginning at a 
Walnut bufh Standing at the Weft End of the Stone Wall 
Standing on the South Side of the Highway which bufh is 
marked on three Sides. Thence Southerly with a ftraight line 
to a ftake and Stones about it. Thence Wefterly to a White oak 
Tree With Stones about it marked on two fides, all the Lands to 
ye Weft and North of the before mentioned bounds. Belong- 
ing to me to him his heirs and afsigns forever. Item. I give 
and bequeath to my well beloved Son Jeremiah Tefft all the 
remaining part of my homeftead farm Which I now live on to 
him his heirs and afsigns forever and alfo one cow my cart and 
wheels two fmall draught chains two pair of plow irons and my 
new horfe chains and collar with my yokes and yoke irons and 

my old great Chair 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Jonathan 
Tefft a acertain tract of Land which he now lives on lying and be- 
ing in the Town of Exeter in ye County and Colony aforefaid all 
the lands belonging to me on the North Side of the dividing line. 
Dividing line that now is between him and my Son Robert 
Tefft to him his heir and afsigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Robert 
Tefft to him his heirs and afsigns forever a certain tract of Land 
that he Now lives on. Lying and being in the Town of Exeter 
in ye County and Colony aforefaid all the Lands belonging to 
me on the South Side of ye dividing line that now is between 
him and my aforefaid Son Jonathan Tefft. 

And alfo my Will is that all my Lands Lying in South 
Kingftown which was given to me by my Honored Father John 
Tefft in his Laft Will and Teftament to be fold by my Executors 
and the one half of the money that the faid Lands is Sold for to 
be Equally divided between my Three Sons, vz. Jonathan Tefft, 



John Tefft and Robert Tefft or to their heirs, and the other, 
half to be divided between my Five Daughters Deliverance 
Barber, Mary Clark, Deborah James, Elizabeth Tefft, Miriam 
Tefft and my three grandchildren (to have one) Namely Sarah 
Lillibridge, Lefter Lillibridge, John Lillibridge to have one 
equal part of faid money equal to one of my aforefaid daughters 
to be equally divided between them. And alfo I give and be- 
queath to my Daughter Elizabeth Tefft one cow Two feather 
beds and furnature. 

I also give and bequeath to my Daughter Miriam Tefft one 
cow, Two feather beds and furnature and further my will is that 
my faid Daughter Elizabeth Tefft, Shall have the firft choice of 
one of the beds and my Daughter Miriam the next choice and 
Elizabeth the third and the fourth to my Daughter Miriam. 

And all the remainder of my movable Eftate to be divided 
between my Five Daughters and Three grand Children above 
Named in the Same manner as is above Exprefsed in the divifion 
of the money except my corn meat and hay to be for the ufe of 
my family now under my care, With all the new Cloth belonging 
to me at my Difceafe. And Further my Will is and I do 
hereby give and bequeath To my aforefaid son John Tefft the 
Weft end of my Dwelling House which he now lives in and the 
Eaft End of my Crib, he removing of faid Houfe and Crib in a 
Short time off my Land and not to put any perfon or perfons 
into faid Houfe fo long as it stands on my Land. 

And further I alfo give to my afore named fon Jonathan Tefit 
one beaver hat which I have by me. Alfo I Give and bequeath 
to my aforefaid Son Jeremiah Tefft my Gun. 

And I alfo give and bequeath to my aforenamed Daughter 
Elizabeth Tefft Tenn Sheep. 

Alfo I give and bequeath to my aforenamed Daughter Miriam 
Tefft Tenn Sheep. 

And I do likewife conftitute make and ordain my Two Trufty 
and well beloved Sons Namely Jonathan Tefft and Robert Tefft 
my fole Executors of this my Laft Will and Teftament. And I 
do hereby utterly Difallow Revoke and difannul all and every 

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other former Teftaments Wills Legacies and Bequefts and 
Executors by me in any waife before named Willed and 
Bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be 
my Laft Will and Teftament. 

I Witnefs Whereof I have hereunto fet my hand and feal the 
Day and year firft above written. 

Signed, Sealed Publithed 

Pronounced and Declaired 

by the faid John Tefft as his JOHN TEFFT [Seal] 

Laft Will and Teftament in the 

prefents of us the fubscribers 

WILLIAM BENTLY 

The mark of ABIGAIL A. BENTLY 

SAMUEL WILBORE 

June the 24th day 1767 
the above and foregoing 
Will was Entered on Record 
pr Thomas Lillibridge (Clerk) 

True Copy. 

Attest H. P. CLARKE 

Town Clerk. 



61 (TJ) Joseph/ son of John. 5 

Joseph Tefft married Esther Brownell, by Rouse Helme, Assistant, 
Feb. 22, 1729. Recorded in South Kingstown, R. I. 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND ESTHER TEFFT. 

I. Elizabeth, 5 born Dec. 20, 1730, in Richmond, R. I. 
IE. William, 5 born Feb. 29, 1732, in Richmond, R. I. 
m. Joseph, 5 born March 19, 1737, in Richmond, R. I. 

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IV. Benjamin, 8 born June 3, 1741, in Richmond. 

f Esther, 6 born Aug. 6, 1743. ) It is not possible to deter- 
V. < > mine which child be- 

( Thomas, 5 born Nov. 10, 1743. J longs to this family. 

VI. Sarah, 5 born Aug. 24, 1747. 
VII. Samuel, 5 born Aug. 29, 1749. 



114 (IE) William, 5 son of Joseph. 4 

William Tefft married Mary Kenyon, by Stephen Richmond, 
Justice, March 21, 1754. Recorded in Richmond, R. I. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND MARY TEFFT. 

I. Hezekiah, 6 born Dec. 16, 1753. 

IE. Pardon, 6 born Jan. 27, 1755. 

m. Thankful, 6 born March 21, 1757. 

IV. David, 6 born April 19, 1760. 

V. William, 8 born March 21, 1763. 

VI. Mary, 6 born March 13, 1766. 



62 (HI) Samuel, 4 son of John. 8 

Samuel Tefft married to Mary Barber, by Rouse Helme, Assist- 
ant, Oct. i, 1727. 



66 (VII) Mary, 4 daughter of John.' 

Mary Tefft married to Benjamin Barber, by Rouse Helme, 
Assistant, Jan. n, 1729. 

CHILD OF MARY AND BENJAMIN BARBER. 

I. Lydia. 5 



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126 (I) Lydia, 5 daughter of Mary.* 

Lydia Barber, married Thomas, son of Joseph Tefft, Dec. 10, 
1772, by Robert Stanton. It can not be ascertained to what 
branch Thomas Tefft belonged. 

CHILDREN OF LYDIA AND THOMAS TEFFT. 

I. Benjamin, 6 born Sep. i, 1773. 

n. Sarah, 6 born April n, 1775. 

ILT. Esther, 6 born Feb. 18, 1777; died Dec. 1824. 

IV. Joseph, 6 born Apr. 6, 1779. 

V. Thomas, 8 born Feb. 23, 1781. 

VI. Abram, 6 born Jan. 2, 1785; died Oct. 4, 1785. 

VTI. Lydia, 6 born Aug. 4, 1786; died Dec. 27, 1786. 



127 (I) Benjamin, 6 son of Lydia 5 and Thomas. 

Benjamin T. Tefft, married Lucy, daughter of Stephen and 

Abigail Reynolds, Sept. 8, 1799, by Moses Barber, Justice. 
Lucy Tefft died Sept. n, 1811. 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN AND LUCY TEFFT. 

I. Lydia, 7 born Feb. 3, 1800, in Exeter, R. I. 

IE. Abigail, 7 born Feb. 20, 1802, in Exeter. 

El. Lucy, 7 born Apr. 25, 1804, in Exeter. 

IV. Rebecca, 7 born Feb. 15, 1806, in Exeter. 

V. Hannah, 7 born March 25, 1808, in Exeter. 

VI. Benjamin B., 7 born May 16, 1810. 



"The Vital Records of Rhode Island" give the following 
records of John's marriage, and births of children, as recorded in 
Westerly. 

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John 5 (probable) son of 78 (IE) Samuel, 4 son of 
34 (IE) Peter. 3 

John Tefft married Anna Crandall, Dec. 16, 1764, by Joseph 
Parks, at Westerly, R. I., and his second marriage is recorded 
as follows: John, son of Samuel (dec.) and Mrs. Mary 
Lewis, daughter of Joseph (dec.) married by Elder Stephen 
Babcock, Nov. 34, 1773, at Westerly. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ANNA TEFFT. 

Mary,' born Aug. i, 1765. 
Nathan, 6 born Feb. 5, 1767. 
John. 6 born Sep. 4, 1768. 
Samuel, 6 born May 4, 1770. 
Lucy, 6 born Feb. 12, 1772. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARY TEFFT. 

Joseph, 6 born Oct. 17, 1774. 
Peleg, 6 born May 18, 1777. 
David, 6 born Apr. 9, 1781. 
Lewis, 6 born Nov. n, 1783. 
Fanny, 6 born March 27, 1788. 
Annie,' born July 9, 1790. 

The following is a record of the above John, as given by one 
of his descendants, Mrs. Rebecca Maria (Tefft) Allyn of Led- 
yard, Conn. 

Mrs. Allyn states that his first wife was a Crandall, and his 
second wife, Polly Lewis (Polly is an old fashioned nickname 
for Mary). 

The Tefft homestead was built in 1739, and is situated about 
one mile and a half from the busy part of Westerly, R. I. and 
is owned by William R. and Walter Frazier, great great grand 
sons of John Tefft. 

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CHILDREN OF JOHN AND (CRANDALL) TEFFT. 

I. John, Jr. 6 

H. Polly. 6 

m. Lucy. 6 

IV. Samuel.' 

V. David. 6 

VI. Nathan. 6 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND POLLY (LEWIS) TEFFT. 

VTE. Fanny. 6 

Vm. Nannie. 6 

IX. Joseph. 6 

X. Peleg, 6 born May 18, 1776. 
XI. Lewis. 6 
XH. , Stephen. 6 

140 (I) John, Jr., 6 son of John. 5 

John Tefft, Jr. returned to the old homestead, in Westerley, 
R. I., and died, Feb. 4, 1852. 



141 (H) Polly, 6 daughter of John. 5 

Polly Tefft married Jarvis Frink. 

142 (IE) Lucy, 6 daughter of John. 5 
Lucy Tefft married William Fay. 



143 (IV) Samuel, 6 son of John. 5 

Samuel Tefft married Nancy and moved to Attleborough, 

Mass. , where he was a gunsmith. He spelled his name Tifft. 



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146 (VH) Fanny, 6 daughter of John. 5 

Fanny Tefft married David Babcock, April 7, 1808. Recorded 
in Westerly, R. I. 



147 (VIE) Nannie, 8 daughter of John. 6 
Nannie Tefft married Daniel Lamphier. 

148 (IX) Joseph, 6 son of John. 5 

Joseph Tefft married Sally Clarke, by Eld. Elkanah Babcock, 
Jan. 24, 1800 Recorded in Westerly, R. I. 

149 (X) Peleg, 8 son of John. 5 

Peleg Tefft married Rebecca Barker, who died June 2, 1843. 
Peleg married a second time to Sally West, daughter of Simon 
West, May 12, 1847. 

Peleg Tefft died June 2, 1864. Sally West Tefft died May 26, 
1880. 

CHILDREN OF PELEG AND REBECCA TEFFT. 

I. Mary Barker, 7 born Dec, 10, 1800. 

IE. John, 7 born 1804. 

m. Peleg Spicer, 7 born 1808. 

IV. Elizabeth B., 7 born 1810. 

V. Willard, 7 born 1814. 

152 (I) Mary Barker, 7 daughter of Peleg. 6 
Mary Barker Tefft, spinster, died in 1885. 



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153 (H) John, 7 son of Peleg. 8 

John Tefft married Heturah Barber. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND HETURAH TEFFT. 

I. JohnO. 8 
n. Charles William. 8 
m. Martin Van Buren. 8 

154 (IE) Peleg Spicer, 7 son of Peleg. 6 

Peleg Spicer Tefft married Mary Avery, Dec. 7, 1831, who died 
Aug. 8, 1865. Peleg married a second time to Mercy A. 
Langworthy, June 30, 1869. 

Peleg Spicer Tefft died March 31, 1876. 

CHILDREN OF PELEG SPICER JR. AND MARY (AVERY) TEFFT. 

I. Peleg Spicer, Jr., 8 born Dec. 19, 1832. 
n. Jacob Avery, 8 born July 30, 1835. 
HE. Rebecca Maria, 8 bom Oct. 18, 1841. 

160 (I) Peleg Spicer, Jr., 8 son of Peleg Spicer. 7 

Peleg Spicer Tefft, Jr., married Lydia G. Bliver, Sept. 8, 1856. 
Lydia G. Tefft was born Dec. n, 1837. 

CHILDREN OF PELEG SPICER JR. AND LYDIA TEFFI\. 

I. Mary Frances, 9 born Jan. 16, 1858. 

n. Edward Spicer, 9 born Sep. 16, 1860. 

m. Walter Tracy, 9 born June 15, 1863. 

IV. Minnie, 9 born July 10, 1867. 

V. Howard Morton, 9 born Oct. 14, 1870. 

VI. Mabel, 9 born Feb. 12, 1879. 



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163 (I) Mary Frances, 9 daughter of Peleg Spicer, Jr." 
Mary Frances Tefft married Isaac G. Barber, May i, 1888. 

164 (II) Edward Spicer,' son of Peleg Spicer, Jr.* 

Edward Spicer Tefft married Clara M. Palmer, Jan. 17, 1881. 

Clara Palmer Tefft died Dec. 10, 1882. 
Edward Spicer married a second time, Florence A Wilson, 

May 20, 1890. 

CHILD OF EDWARD SPICER AND FLORENCE (WILSON) TEFFT. 

I. Cornelia. 10 

165 (HI) Walter Tracy, 9 son of Peleg Spicer, Jr. 8 
Walter Tracy Tefft married Ella E. Pierce, Nov. 10, 1887. 

166 (IV) Minnie, 9 daughter of Peleg Spicer, Jr. 8 

Minnie Tefft married Willis J. Standish, Jan. 15, 1889. Willis 
J. Standish was born Jan. 12, 1862, and died March 19,1892. 

CHILDREN OF MINNIE AND WILLIS J. STANDISH. 

I. Fred Harold, 10 born Nov. 3, 1889; died June 10, 1890. 
n. Jessie Marion, 10 born March 15, 1891. 

161 (IE) Jacob Avery, 8 son of Peleg Spicer. 7 

Jacob Avery Tefft married Martha Ann Rogers, Feb. 4, 1862. 
Jacob Avery Tefft died Jan. 9, 1892. 

CHILDREN OF JACOB AVERY AND ANN ROGERS TEFFT. 

I. James Avery, 9 born July 4, 1864. 
n. Hannah Taylor, 9 born Feb. 21, 1867. 
m. Oscar Hoxie, 9 born June 25, 1869. 



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172 (I) James Avery, 9 son of Jacob Avery. 8 
James Avery Tefft married Hattie E. Wilcox, Dec. 25, 1893. 

162 (HI) Rebecca Maria, 8 daughter of Peleg Spicer. 7 

Rebecca Maria Tefft married Elisha Sattalee Allyn, Oct. 18, 

1864. Elisha Sattalee Allyn was born July 10, 1822. 
Residence, Ledyard, Conn. 

155 (IV) Elizabeth, 7 daughter of Peleg. 6 
Elizabeth B. Tefft married Willard R. Frazier. 
Elizabeth B. Frazier died Nov. 29, 1856. 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH AND WILLARD R. FRAZIER. 
I. 8 

n. 8 
m. 8 

IV. 8 

v. 8 

VI. 8 



I. William R., 9 and 

II. Walter, 9 grandsons of Elizabeth Tefft Frazier, and owner 
of the John Tefft homestead, Westerly, R. I. 



156 (V) Willard, 7 son of Peleg. 6 

Willard Tefft married Nancy Bliver, Jan. 6, 1846, by Jedediah 
W. Knight, Justice. 

CHILDREN OF WILLARD AND NANCY TEFFT. 

I. Annie. 8 
IE. Alonzo. 8 



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105 (V) Robert, 5 son of John, Jr.* 

Robert Tefft married Abigail Tefft in Richmond, by Stephen 

Richmond, Justice, March 27, 1754. 
Robert Tefft married a second time, Martha Reynolds, of North 

Kingstown, 24, 1769, by Robert Hall, Justice. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND ABIGAIL TEFFT. 

I. Abigail, 9 born Oct. 6, 1755. 

TJ. John, 6 born Feb. 19, 1758. 

HJ. Robert, 6 born Feb. 4, 1761. 

IV. Joseph, 6 born Oct. 13, 1763. 

V. Patience, 6 born Dec. 10, 1765. 

CHILD OF ROBERT AND MARTHA T1FFT. 

VI. Martha, 6 born May 7, 1771. 

John H. Edwards, Probate Clerk of Exeter, R. I., writes 
Sep. i, 1894, as follows: "I find no will on record." Sep. 10, 
1771. His widow refused to accept administration on his 
estate, and Jeremiah Tefft was appointed administrator. 



185 (I) Abigail, 6 daughter of Robert. 5 

Abigail Tefft married Johnson King, and lived and died in 
Nassau, N. Y. 



186 (H) John, 6 son of Robert. 5 

John Tefft married Anna Vallett, who was born Feb. 13, 1760. 
His descendants have no record of his marriage, nor could any 
be ascertained from the Town Records of Exeter, they having 
been destroyed by fire in 1870. 

John Tefft died in Nassau, N. Y., April 26, 1813. 

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Anna Vallett Tefft died in Nassau, N. Y., March 23, 1834. 

Anna Vallett Tefft's parents were Jeremiah Vallett of North 
Kingstown, and Anna Bissell, daughter of John Bissell, of 
North Kingstown. They were married by Immanuel Bishop, 
Justice. 

Wrilson S. Tifft, of Buffalo, N. Y., obtained from the records 
of Exeter, R. I., the following: 

Robert Tefft, eldest son of John and Anna Vallett Tefft, was 
born March i, 1779, on the first day of the week. Abigail 
Tefft, eldest daughter of John and Anna Tefft, was born Oct. 6, 
1780, on the sixth day of the week. Jeremiah Tefft,second son 
of John Tefft and Anna his wife, was born July 23,1782, on the 
third day of the week. Simon Tefft, third son of John and 
Anna Tefft his wife, was born on April 27, 1784, on the fourth 
day of the week. Mary (known as Polly) Tefft, second daughter 
of John and Anna Tefft, was born June 23, 1786, on the third 
day of the week. David Tefft, fourth son of John and Anna 
Tefft his wife, was born July 3, 1788, on the fifth day of the 
week. 

I hereby certify that the above and before written is a true 
copy of the above names, as appears on and by the records of 
the Town of Exeter, Jan. 31, 1794. 

Witnessed by Stephen Reynolds, Town Clerk. 

There were also two other children born to John and Anna 
Tefft in Exeter, R.I., which was recorded but not witnessed, viz: 

Anna Tefft (known as Nancy) was born April 21, 1790, on 
the third day of the week. 

Charity Tefft was born May 19, 1792, on the seventh day of 
the week. 



187 (El) Robert, Jr., 6 son of Robert. 5 

Robert Tefft, Jr., married . He lived in Stephen- 
town, N. Y., and was buried on the Russell Greeman farm. 



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188 (IV) Joseph, 6 son of Robert. 6 



Joseph Tefft married 

Joseph Tefft died Jan. 28, 1847, an ^ was buried in the family 
burial ground, Stephentown, N. Y. 



189 (V) Patience, 6 daughter of Robert. 5 

Patience Tefft married Finch and lived and died in 

Nassau, N. Y. 



190 (VI) Martha, daughter of Robert. 5 

Martha Tefft married Levi Foster, July 8, 1789. Marriage 
recorded in South Kingstown, R. I. 

Deed of 186 (H) John Tifft' to Paul Sweet. 5 

To All People to Whom these Presents Shall Come : Know 
ye, that I, John Tefft of Exeter in the County of Waf hington 
and State of Rhode Ifland and Providence Plantations, Yeoman, 
send Greeting : 

Know Ye that I the sd. John Tefft for and in confideration 
of the fum of Two Hundred and Ten Pounds Lawful Silver 
money, to me in hand Before the Enfealing hereof well & Truly 
paid by paul Sweet of Eaft Greenwich in the County of Kent 
and State aforefaid, yeoman, the Receipt Whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge & myfelf therewith fully fatiffied contented and 
paid & thereof and of every part & parcel Thereof do Exon- 
erate, acquit and Difcharge him the sd. paul Sweet, his heirs & 
executors & Adminiftrators forever have given, granted, Bar- 
gained, Sold, aliened enfeoffed Convey and Confirmed and By 
thefe prefents do freely, fully and abfolutely Give, grant, Bar- 
gain, Sell, aliene enfeoffe Convey and Confirm unto him the 
sd. paul Sweet his Heirs and afsigns forever one Certain Tract 



or parcel of Land, Situate, Lying & Being in Exeter aforesaid 
& Contains By Examination one hundred & one acres of Land 
be the Same more or Lefs & is butted and bounded as fol- 
loweth : Viz ! Beginning at the Southernmoft Corner at a Great 
heap of Stones in the Corner of the wall then Running Nearly 
Eaft as the wall now Stands By Land of Benjamin & Martha 
Slocum to a Stake with ftones Round it, thence Running 
Nearly South By Land of Benjamin & martha Slocum to a 
Stake and heap of Stones at John Browning Wall thence, thence 
Running Nearly Eaft by Land of John Browning to a highway, 
thence Nearly North By said Highway to the Southeaft Corner 
of the Land Belonging to Sprague Tefft, thence Running Nearly 
Weft By Lands Belonging to the Heirs of Jonathan Tefft, 
Deceaft to a pole in Oliver Spink's wall, thence Running Nearly 
South By Lands of Oliver Spink to the firft mentioned Bounds 
so Bounded or Reputed to be Bounded with all the fences, 
houfes, Buildings, Ways, Waters & Water Courfes, woods & 
underwoods and all other privileges and Commodities to the 
Same Belonging or in any Ways appertaining to him the faid 
paul Sweet his heirs and afsigns forever to his and their only 
proper use Benefit and Behoof forever & I the faid John Tefft 
for myself my heirs, Executors and adminiftrators do Covenant, 
promife and grant to & with the faid paul Sweet his heirs and af- 
sings, that at and Before the Enfealing hereof I am the True Sole 
and Lawful owner of the above Bargained premifes & am Lawfully 
Seized and pofsefsed of the Same in my Proper Right as a good 
perfect abfolute Eftate of Inheritance in fee Simple & have in 
myfelf Good Right full power and Lawful authority to Grant, 
Bargain Sell Convey & Confiem faid bargained premifes all But 
my mother, Martha Potters thirds which fhe has for & during 
her Life which the faid paul Sweet takes at his own Rifk & I 
the faid John Tefft do Referve the Buring place that is Now 
walled in to myfelf for a Buring place for the family of the 
Teffts to Burry in & that the faid paul Sweet his Heirs and Af- 
signs fhall from time to time & at all times forever hereafter 
By force and Virtue of thefe prefents Lawfully, peacefully and 
quietly, have, hold, use, occupy, pofsefs & Enjoy the Demifed and 

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Bargained premifes with the appurtenances free & clear & freely 
and clearly acquitted & difcharged of and from all manner of 
former or other gifts, grants Bargains, Sails, Leafes mortgages 
wills Intails, Jointures, dowers, Judgments Executions or In- 
cumbrances of What Name or Nature foever befides my mother's 
thirds heretofore mentioned that might in any measure or 
Degree that might obftruct or make Void this prefent deed, 
furthermore I the faid John Tefft for myfelf my heirs Executors 
& adminiftrators do Covenant & Engage the above Demifed 
premifes to him faid paul Sweet his heirs and afsigns againft 
the Lawful Claims or Demdans of any perfon or perfons What- 
foever forever to Warrant Secure & Defend all But the above 
mentioned Thirds of my mothers & anna Tefft the wife of 
the above faid John Tefft for the Confederation above said 
freely & willingly, give yield up and Surrender all her Right 
of dower & power of thirds of in & unto the above Bargained 
premifes unto him the faid paul Sweet his heirs and afsigns for- 
ever in Witnefs Whereof we the faid John Tefft & Anna Tefft 
have hereunto fet our hands and feals this 14 day of January 
A. D. 1793 & feventeenth year of American Inndependence. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered in the prefants of us 
STEPHEN REYNOLDS, JOHN TEFFT, (Seal.) 

SPRAGUE TEFFT, ANNA (x) TEFFT. (Seal.) 

Wafhington ss. Exeter January the 14 A. D. 1793 their 
perfonally appeared the within Subfcriber John Tefft Signer and 
Sealer to the within & Before Written Inftrument acknowledged 
the fame to Be his own free Voluntary act & Deed hand & Seal 
thereunto affixed. 

Before me, 

STEPHEN REYNOLDS, Just, of Peace. 
Recorded January the 15, A. D. 1793. 
STEPHEN REYNOLDS, T. Clk. 

Town Clerk's Office, 

Exeter, R. I., Sep. 3, 1884. 

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy as appears on 
record in this office. 

Attest : 

NATHAN B. LEWIS, Town Clerk. 
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In August, 1882, and July, i89i,W. S. Tifft of Buffalo, N.Y., 
visited the old Tifft homestead in Exeter, R. I. He went by 
way of Wickford, which used to be called Updike New Town, 
and passed the ten-rod road his father used to talk so much 
about. It is mostly walled on either side. The country is 
rough and grown up to second and third growth timber. 
The farm is stony and unproductive, and is occupied by a 
Baptist minister 75 years old, who rides four miles on horseback 
each Sunday, and preaches at two appointments; receiving $2 
for his day's services. He had a housekeeper by the name of 
Tifft. The farm has never been sold for more than John Tifft 
received for it in 1793. 

The family cemetery was found on the farm, but most of the 
names were defaced by time, there being only a few marble 
stones. But the names of Jonathan and Sprague Tefft could be 
read. 

The Removal of 

186 (E) John Tifft 6 from Exeter, R. I., to 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y. 

Note: This branch of the family always spelled their name 
Tifft, after their removal from Rhode Island. 

John Tifft, visited Rensselaer County, N.Y., in 1792, pur- 
chased a farm, in the town of Nassau, and contracted for the 
building of a barn thereon. In February, 1793, tne family, 
consisting of John, his wife Anna, and eight children the 
oldest fifteen years of age, and the youngest a babe started 
for their new home, a distance of 150 miles. The father drove 
a team of horses, conveying in a large canvas covered sled, his 
wife and the five youngest children ; the household goods were 
packed in a sled and drawn by two yoke of oxen, and driven 
by the eldest son, a lad of fifteen : the stock of cows, sheep and 
swine were driven by the second and third son. 

Their route lay through woods much of the way ; at one time 
they were guided by marked trees in a piece of timber called 

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Beckett's woods. The journey was made in twenty-two days and 
was accompanied by many inconveniences and discomforts ; for, 
storms overtook them in one instance a fall of rain and snow, 
freezing, obliged them to get the oxen and cows shod before they 
could proceed on their way. If Anna Vallett Tifft, the wife and 
mother, shrank from these hardships, John, her husband, came to 
the rescue and inspired her with a portion of his resolute determin- 
ation ; and she, in turn, as the days came and went, reassured her 
children that they should reach their destination, and there pos- 
sess in time a home with pleasanter surroundings than the old 
one. We are sure that, in all ways, during that trying time, she 
strove to exercise that fortitude which became the wife of a pio- 
neer. The older boys, while driving the cows, young cattle and 
sheep, made the march more a pastime than a hardship. They 
crossed the Connecticut River, moving northwest,till they reached 
Pittsfield, near the line between Massachusetts and New York. 
While crossing the bank of the Connecticut, one of the sleds 
tipped over. The older boys, Robert, Jeremiah and Simon, had 
been intrusted with the secret of the place where the money 
(silver) was stored in a basket and packed in a certain barrel. 
Anxious for their treasure, they soon assured themselves of its 
safety, and carefully returned it to its former place. We can 
imagine the momentary annoyance caused by this mishap; and 
also the hearty good will exercised in restoring all to rights ; 
and how they again journeyed onward with renewed good cheer 
and courage. When finally settled in their new home, that 
eventful journey doubtless furnished the subject of many 
interesting talks with their neighbors. Even the grandchildren 
remember the story, heard from their parents, also enjoying its 
rehearsal. 

186 (TI) John, 6 son of Robert. 5 

John Tifft married Anna Vallett. See more full account on 
page 36. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN 6 AND ANNA VALLETT TIFFT. 

I. Robert, 7 born in Exeter, R. I., March i, 1779. 
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IE. Abigail, 7 born in Exeter, R. I., Oct. 6, 1780. 

HI. Jeremiah, 1 born in Exeter, R. I., Jan. 23, 1782. 

IV. Simon, 7 born in Exeter, R. I., April 27, 1784. 

V. Polly, 7 born in Exeter, R. L, June 23, 1786. 

VI. David, 1 born in Exeter, R. I., July 3, 1788. 

VH. Nancy, 7 born in Exeter, R. L, April 21, 1790. 

VIU. Charity, 7 born in Exeter, R. L, May 19, 1792. 

IX. John, 7 born in Nassau, N. Y., July 25, 1795. 

X. Sprague, 7 born in Nassau, N. Y., July 17, 1800. 

XI. Joseph, 7 born in Nassau, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1802. 

"XTT George Washington, 7 born in Nassau, N. Y., 
Jan. 30, 1805. 

Robert, Jeremiah, Simon, David, John, Sprague and Joseph 
Tifft all lived as neighbors in Rensselaer County, N. Y., the 
farm of each one of them, at some point touching that of one 
or the other of his brothers. 



191 (I) Robert, 7 son of John. 6 

Robert Tifft married, Aug. 30, 1801, Anna Woodward, who was 
born Nov. 3, 1783, in Lebanon Springs, N. Y., and died 
Sep. 9, 1860, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

Robert Tifft was sergeant of a company in Lieut-Col. C. 
Carr's Regiment, N. Y. Militia, War of 1812, from September 
8 to 20, 1814. The regiment started for Sackett's Harbor, 
N. Y., reached Whitehall when peace was declared, and 
returned home. He died Dec. 9, 1857, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND ANNA WOODWARD TIFFT. 

I. Caroline, 8 born Aug. 4, 1802, in Stephentown, N. Y.; 
died in infancy. 

EL Jonathan G, 8 born Aug. 28, 1 804, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
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m. Sally Ann, 8 born Oct. 28, 1806, in Stephentown, N.Y. 

died (unmarried) Sep. 24, 1852, in Stephentown. 
IV. Ulissa, 8 born April 5, 1808, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
V. Caroline, 8 born Aug. 30, 1809, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
VI. Alanson W,, 8 born July 20, 181 1, in Stephentown, N.Y. 
VII. Eliza M., s born Feb. i, 1813, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
Nancy, 8 born Dec. 25, 1814, in Stephentown, N. Y. 



204 (E) Jonathan G., 8 son of Robert. 7 

Jonathan G. Tifft married Feb. 14, 1824, at the Tucker home- 
stead in North Nassau, N. Y., to Caroline M. Tucker, who 
was born Aug. 17, 1805. 

Jonathan G. Tifft died Jan. 30, 1865, in Charlestown, W. Va. 

Caroline M. Tifft died April 12, 1891, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF JONATHAN G. AND CAROLINE M. TIFFT. 

I. Martha E., 9 born Dec. 7, 1825; died July 24, 1827. 

IE. Jonathan N., 9 born June 22, 1828. 

HE. Henry R., 9 born Aug. 20, 1832. 

IV. Mindwell A., 9 bom Sep. 14, 1834. 

V. Caroline S., 9 born Sep. 3, 1837. 

VI. Alanson H., 9 born Sep. 18, 1843. 

VTJ. George W., 9 born Dec. 2, 1844; died Dec. 13, 1844. 



212 (II) Jonathan N., 9 son of Jonathan G. 8 

Jonathan N. Tifft married Dec. 31, 1848, in Illion, N. Y., by 
Benjamin J. Diefendorf, to Martha E. Fish, who was born 
Dec. 8, 1827. 

Jonathan N. Tifft died March 29, 1883, in Washington, D. C. 

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CHILDREN OF JONATHAN N. AND MARTHA E. TIFFT. 

I. Ada L., 10 born Jan. 29, 1857; died March 7, 1857, in 
New York City. 

IE. Ella, 10 born May 17, 1853; died July 24, 1853, in New 
York City. 

HI. Etta, 10 born May 17, 1853; died July 24, 1853, in New 
York City. 

IV. Henry N., 10 born Sep. 6, 1854. 

V. Herbert G., 10 born July 5, 1856; died May 20, 1857, in 
New York City. 

VI. Irving H., 10 born Oct. 4, 1858. 

VH. William, 10 born April 17, 1861; died Sep. 12, 1862, in 

New York City. 



221 (IV) Henry N., 10 son of Jonathan N. 9 

Henry N. Tifft married Nov. 20, 1883, in New York City, by 

Rev. Howard Crosby, to Gertrude Havens. 
Henry N. Tifft is a graduate of Columbia College, and is 

practicing law, and resides in New York City. 

CHILDREN OF HENRY N. AND GERTRUDE TIFFT. 

I. Gertrude Havens," bom Sept. 24, 1884. 
IE. Henry Neville, 11 born July 30, 1889. 

34 (VI) Irving H., 10 son of Jonathan N. 9 

Irving H. Tifft is a graduate of Columbia College, is practicing 
law, and resides in New York City. 

218 (El) Henry R., 9 son of Jonathan G. 8 

Henry R. Tifft married Sept. 15, 1859, in New York City by 
Rev. E. N. Chapin to Mary E. Gray, who was born Dec. 14, 
1841. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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CHILD OF HENRY R. AND MARY E. TIFFT. 

I. Mary E., 10 born Nov. 6, 1860. 

227 (I) Mary E. 10 daughter of Henry R. 9 

Mary E. Tifft married Sept. 3, 1890, in New York City to 
Arthur Louis Fay. Residence, London, England. 

CHILD OF MARY E. AND ARTHUR LOUIS FAY. 

I. Donald Ward Fay, 11 born July 16, 1894. 

214 (IV) Mind well A., 9 daughter of Jonathan G. 8 

Mindwell A. Tifft married Dec. 29, 1859, in Utica, N. Y., by 
Rev. S. O. Lincoln to Charles B. Shaw, who was born Feb. 
26, 1827, and died Feb. 5, 1876, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mindwell A. Shaw married a second time Oct. 8, 1877, ^ n 
Brooklyn, N. Y., by Rev. H. R. Nye, to George R. 
Sprague, who was born April 15, 1814, and died May 16, 
1889, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF MINDWELL A. AND CHARLES B. SHAW. 

I. Lelia O., 10 born Dec. 6, 1861 ; died April 6, 1862, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

IE. Charles B., 10 born July 10, 1863 ; died Jan. 4, 1868, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

El. Martha E., 10 born Dec. 19, 1866. 

IV. Emma L. A., 10 born Feb. 14, 1871 ; died May 28, 1871. 
V. Herbert H. M., 10 born July 31, 1874; died Feb. 19, 
1875. 



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221 m Martha E., 10 daughter of Mindwell A. 9 
and Charles B. Shaw. 

Martha E. Shaw married Nov. 3, 1888, in Brooklyn, N. Y., by 
Rev. J. J. White, to Howard Crocker, who was born June 
13, 1865. 

CHILDREN OF MARTHA E. AND HOWARD CROCKER. 

I. Harveta S., 11 born Dec. n, 1889 ; died Dec. n, 1889. 
II. Howard S., 11 born March 15, 1892. 



215 (V) Caroline S., 9 daughter of Jonathan O. 8 

Caroline S. Tifft married Dec. 29,1859, in Utica, N.Y.,byRev. 
T. O. Lincoln, to William F. Chittendon, who was born 
Aug. 12, 1834. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF CAROLINE S. AND WILLIAM F. CHITTENDON. 

1. William Herbert, 10 born Sept. 12, 1861, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

II. Henry Neville, 10 born Oct. 20, 1864, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; died August 6, 1865, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

El. Charles Edward, 10 born March 20, 1867, in Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 

IV. Frederick, 10 born Oct. 10, 1869, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
died Oct. 10, 1869, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

V. Esther TifEt, 10 born Jan. 28, 1872. 
VI. Agnes Bertha, 10 born August 10, 1876. 

VH. Helen Hughson, 10 born Nov. 4, 1878 ; died Dec. 12, 
1891, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 



236 (I) William Herbert, 10 son of Caroline S. 9 

William Herbert Chittendon married June 7, 1891, in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., by Rev. C. P. Mains, to Adeline Johnson. 
William H. Chittendon died Dec. 13, 1893. 



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238 (HI) Charles Edward, 10 son of Caroline S. 9 

Charles E. Chittendon married July 12, 1893, by Dr. Everett, 
to Lulie Moody Jenkins, who was born October 20, 1868. 



290 (V) Esther, 10 daughter of Carolinie S. 9 

Esther Chittendon married Oct. 26, 1892, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
by Rev. C. P. Rhoades, to Malcom Townsend. Residence, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 



213 (VI) Alanson H., 9 son of Jonathan C. 8 

Alanson H. Tifft, married Sept. 20, 1865, in Utica, N. Y., by 
Rev. T. D. Ballou, to Esther R. Underwood, who was born 
April 8, 1848. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ALANSON H. AND ESTHER R. TIFFT. 

I. Kittle, 10 born June 20, 1868. 

IE. Mary E,, 10 born Aug. 12, 1873; died July 18, 1878. 
DI. Tifft, 10 born March 15, 1878. 



240 (I) Kittie, 10 daughter of Alanson H. 9 

Kittie Tifft married June 5, 1888, in Vernon, N. Y., by Rev. 
Stephen F. Holmes, to Thomas C. Bell, who was born Oct. 
23, 1865. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



205 (IE) Sally Ann,' daughter of Robert. 7 

Sally Ann Tifft died Sept. 24, 1852, in Stephentown, N. Y., 
unmarried. 



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206 (IV) Ulissa, 8 daughter of Robert. 7 

Ulissa Tifft was married Feb. 24, 1824, in Nassau, N. Y., to 
John Turner, who was born May 23, 1800, in Nassau, N. Y., 
and died Jan. 15, 1881, in Veteran, N. Y. 

Ulissa Turner died Oct. i, 1871, in Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ULISSA AND JOHN TURNER. 

I. Stephen J., 9 born May 6, 1827, in Veteran, N. Y. 
II. Mary Louisa, 9 born April 29, 1829, in Veteran, N. Y.; 

died Oct. 22, 1830, in Veteran, N. Y. 
IQ. Robert Tifft, 9 born Jan. 28, 1835, in Veteran, N. Y. 

IV. Anna Prances, 9 born Dec. 27, 1837; died Dec. 4, 1890, 
in Veteran, N. Y. 



246 (I) Stephen J., 9 son of Ulissa. 8 

Stephen J. Turner married Nov. 17, 1849, i n Veteran, N.Y.,by 
Rev. S. C.Wetherby, to Phebe Jane Hall, who was born May 
18, 1826, in Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN J. AND PHEBE JANE TURNER. 

I. Alonzo S., 10 born Sept. 2, 1851, in Veteran, N.Y.; died 

Dec. 4, 1879, i n Elmira, N. Y. 
II. Julia, 10 born Dec. 4, 1857, in Veteran, N. Y. 
m. John H., 10 born May 26, 1860, in Veteran, N. Y. 

IV. Robert U., 10 born Dec. 24, 1864, in Veteran, N. Y.; 
died Oct. 12, 1883, in Veteran, N. Y. 



251 (IE) Julia, 10 daughter of Stephen J. 9 

Julia Turner, married Nov. 7, 1883, in Veteran, N. Y., by Rev. 
O. S. Brown, to Samuel D. Westlake, who was born Jan. 16, 
1858, in Horseheads, N. Y. Residence, Veteran, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF JULIA TURNER AND SAMUEL D. WESTLAKE. 

I. Robert Turner," born Sept. 4, 1885, in Horseheads, N. Y. 
II. William S., 11 born Dec. 30, 1886, in Veteran, N. Y. 
HE. Helen, 11 born July 23, 1894, in Veteran, N.Y. 



252 (IE) John H., 10 son of Stephen J. 9 

John H. Turner, married Sept. 6, 1886, in Veteran, N. Y., by 
Rev. W. G. Woodruff, to Jennie H. Carpenter, who was 
born Jan. 25, 1869, in Millport, N. Y. John H. Turner 
died Sept. 23, 1891, in Elmira, N. Y. 

CHILD OF JOHN H. AND JENNIE H. TURNER. 

I. John O., 11 born July 18, 1887, in Veteran, N. Y. 

248 (IE) Robert Tifft, 9 son of Ulissa. 8 

Robert Tifft Turner married Oct. 14, 1868, at Buffalo, N. Y., 
by Rev. John Henderson, to Helen E. Boyd, (daughter of 
General John W. Boyd) who was born Sept. 8,1845, in Lake 
Geneva, Wis. 

Robert Tifft Turner was graduated from Alfred University and 
also from Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., in 1861, after 
which he entered the law office of Hathaway & Woods, in 
Elmira, N. Y. He has been Mayor of the city of Elmira, and 
is a public spirited and influential citizen. Residence, Elmira, 
N.Y. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT T. AND HELEN E. TURNER. 

I. Sara, 10 born Aug. 6, 1869. 

E. Wealthea H., 10 born May 25, 1872, in Elmira, N. Y. 

ILT. Elizabeth Ulissa, 10 born Aug. 16, 1876, in Elmira, N.Y. 

IV. Samuel G. H., 10 born June 18, 1878, in Elmira, N. Y. 

V. Robert Tifft, Jr., 10 born Aug. 5, 1886, in Elmira, N. Y. 



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258 (I) Sara, 10 daughter of Robert T. Turner. 9 

Sara Turner was graduated from Elmira Seminary in 1890; and 
married Jan. 21, 1892, in Elmira, N. Y., by Rev. G. H. 
McKnight, D.D., to H. H. Bickford, who was born Nov. 22, 
1864, in Cabot, Vt. Residence, Elmira, N. Y. 

CHILD OF SARA AND H. H. BICKFORD. 

I. Robert Turner, 11 born May 9, 1894, in Elmira, N. Y. 



260 (HE) Elizabeth Ulissa, 10 daughter of Robert T. 9 
Elizabeth Ulissa Turner entered Elmira Seminary in 1892. 

261 (IV) Samuel G. H., 10 son of Robert T.' 
Samuel G. H. Turner entered Union College in 1894. 

207 (V) Caroline, 8 daughter of Robert. 7 

Caroline Tifft, married Dec. 30, 1826, in Stephentown, N. Y., 
by Varnum Babcock, J. P., to Timothy C. Larkin, who died 
July 2, 1876, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Caroline Tifft Larkin, married a second time August 21, 1881, 
in Stephentown, N. Y., by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Charles 
Wicks, who died Nov. 14, 1885. Residence, Hoag's Cor- 
ners, N. Y. 

208 (VI) Alanson W., 8 son of Robert. 7 

Alanson W. Tifft, married Nov. 24, 1823, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. Mr. Hull, to Clarinda J. Tucker, who died in Buffalo, 
N. Y., October 8, 1859. 

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Alanson W. Tifft, married a second time, March 20, 1865, in 
Veteran, N. Y., by Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Carrie M. Hill, 
who was born in Adams Center, N.Y., and died Sept. 1,1875. 

Alanson W. Tifft died March 7, i87o,in Mannsville, N. Y. 

CHILD OF ALANSON W. TIFFT. 

I. Julia A., 9 born Sept. 7, 1836, in Holly, N. Y. 

264 (I) Julia A., 9 daughter of Alanson W. 8 

Julia A. Tifft, married Aug. 10, 1864, in Buffalo, N.Y., by Rev. 
L. Stephens, to Job S. Dawley. Residence, Somerville, 
Mass. 

CHILDREN OF JULIA A. AND JOB S. DAWLEY. 

I. Harry N., 10 born Jan. 18, 1869, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

II. William S., 10 born Nov. 30, 1871, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

266 (II) William S., 10 son of Julia A. 9 

William S. Dawley married Oct. 15, 1893, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
to Lilian Beatrice Lapham. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



209 (VH) Eliza M., 8 daughter of Robert. 7 

Eliza M. Tiftt, married March 28, 1829, in Stephentown, N. Y., 
to Lewis Watts Larkin, who was born Feb. 6, 1802, in Nassau, 
Rens. Co., N. Y. 

Eliza Tifft Larkin died in Troy, N. Y., March 14, 1894. 

CHILDREN OF ELIZA M. AND LEWIS W. LARKIN. 

I. Anna Eliza, 9 born Feb. 4, 1835, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
IE. Rosalia Caroline, 9 born July 30, 1838, in Nassau, N. Y. 
ffl. Lewis Willard, 9 born June 26, 1841, in Nassau, N. Y.; 
died April 30, 1884, in Troy, N. Y. 



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267 (I) Anna Eliza, 9 daughter of Eliza M.," 

Anna Eliza Larkin, married January 4, 1860, in Troy, N.Y.,by 
Rev. G. C. Baldwin, to William H. Chittendon, who was 
born in Stephentown, N. Y., April 7, 1835, and died May 6, 
1860, in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Anna Eliza Chittendon resides in Troy, N. Y. 

268 (II) Rosalia Caroline, 9 daughter of Eliza M. 8 

Rosalia Caroline Larkin married June 24, 1863, in Troy, N.Y., 
by Rev. Duncan Kennedy, to Oliver Dexter, who was born 
July 7, 1840, in Addison, Vt. Residence, Troy, N. Y. 



269 (IE) Lewis Willard, 9 son of Eliza M. 8 

Lewis Willard Larkin, married Oct. 21, 1867, in Lansingburg, 
N. Y., by Rev. A. B. Whipple, to Teresa Smith, who was 
born April 15, 1842, in Lansingburg, N. Y. Residence, 
Troy, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF LEWIS W. AND TERESA LARKIN. 

I. Frederick Lewis, 10 born Dec. 4, 1869; died March 9, 

1873, in Tr y N - Y - 
E. Lewis Tifft, 10 born Jan. 26, 1874, in Troy, N. Y. 



210 (VHI) Nancy, 8 daughter of Robert. 7 

Nancy Tifft, married Nov. n, 1838, in Stephentown, N. Y., by 

Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Alonzo Swan. 
Nancy Tifft Swan died in Stephentown, N. Y., June 25, 1885. 

CHILDREN OF NANCY AND ALONZO SWAN. 

I. Nelson A., 9 born Nov. 16, 1839, in Nassau, N. Y. 
II. Mary F., 9 born Dec. 10, 1844, in Nassau, N. Y. 
ILT. Sarah A., 9 born Nov. 10, 1853, in Stephentown, N. Y. 



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272 (I) Nelson A., 9 son of Nancy. 8 

Nelson A. Swan, married May i, 1868, in Lansingburg, N. Y., 
by Rev. Dr. Farrar, to Mary McKeon, who was born in Lan- 
singburg, N. Y. 

Nelson A. Swan served during the Civil War under Gen. Burn- 
side, and was honorably discharged at its close. He died 
May 8, 1876. 

CHILD OF NELSON A. AND MARY SWAN. 

I. Willis A. Swan, 10 who is now about 25 years of age. 



192 (II) Abigail, 7 daughter of John. 8 

Abigail Tifft, married Elijah Gillett. Abigail Tifft Gillett 

married a second time, Henry Wait. 
Abigail T. G. Wait died in Murry, Orleans Co., N. Y., Dec. 

28, 1863. 

CHILDREN OF ABIGAIL TIFFT AND ELIJAH GILLETT. 

I. Nathan, 8 born June ii, 1797. 
IE. John, 8 born Aug. i, 1805, in Chatham, N. Y. 



276 (I) Nathan, 8 son of Abigail. 7 

Nathan Gillett, married October 24, 1816, to Betsey North, who 
was born March 22, 1800. Nathan Gillett died in Hamlin, 
Monroe Co., N. Y. His wife Betsey may have died in the 
same place. 

CHILDREN OF NATHAN AND BETSEY GILLETT. 

I. Elijah, 9 born Nov. 23, 1817. 

II. Abigail J., 9 born Nov. 17, 1820, at Westfield, N. Y. 

in. Betsey J., 9 born July 30, 1822, Albion, N. Y. 

IV. Caroline, 9 born Sept. 30, 1826. 

V. John, 9 born Jan. 20, 1830. 

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VI. Polly Jane, 9 born June 22, 1832. 
VH. Mary Ann, 9 born Oct. 26, 1834. 



278 (I) Elijah, 9 son of Nathan. 8 

Elijah Gillett. Have been unable to ascertain whom he married. 
Elijah and wife died in Oswego, N. Y. They had three 
girls and two boys, of whom all are dead except John Gillett. 



CHILDREN OF ELIJAH GILLETT AND 

I. 10 

n. 10 
m. 10 

IV. 10 

v. 10 

VI. John, 10 born Aug. 24, 1853, in Oswego, N. Y. 



290 (VI) John, 10 son of Elijah. 9 

John Gillett, married in Oswego, N. Y., July 9, 1881, by Rev. 
William Blair, to Annie Lytle, who was born in Morley, N.Y. 
in 1857, and died in Oswego in 1895. Residence, Oswego, 
N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ANNIE GILLETT. 

I. Eva May," born Aug., 1885, in Oswego, N. Y. 
II. John, 11 born July, 1886, in Oswego, N. Y. 



279 (H) Abigail J., 9 daughter of Nathan. 8 

Abigail J. Gillett, married Nov. 7, 1841, in Has tings, Oswego Co., 
N. Y., to Samuel Brown, who was born in Middlefield, N.Y., 
Feb. 25, 1805. 

Abigail Brown died April 2, 1876, in Albion, N. Y. 

Samuel Brown died March 16, 1853, ^ n Clarkson, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF ABIGAIL AND SAMUEL BROWN. 

I. Helen E., 10 born Dec. i, 1842, in Mexico, N. Y. 

IE. James H., 10 born Aug. 25, 1844. 

HI. Anna E., 10 born May 24, i846,in Barre,Orleans Co.,N.Y. 

IV. Prank, 10 born Sept. 12, 1848, in Clarkson, Monroe Co. 

V. George A., 10 born Jan. 21, 1857, m Clarkson, N. Y. 



293 (I) Helen E., 10 daughter of Abigail J., 9 

Helen E. Brown, married July 3, 1862, to Robert Liddle, who 
was born Dec. 15, 1838, in Schoharie Co., N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF HELEN E. AND ROBERT LIDDLE. 

I. Anna. 11 
H. Jennet. 11 
HI. John, 11 said to live in Carlton, N. Y. 



294 (H) James H., 10 son of Abigail J. 9 

James H. Brown, married Dec. 28, 1889, in Ionia, Mich., by 

Rev. J. J. Phelps, to Mrs. Mary E. Brown, who was born in 

Schenectady, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1839. 
James H. Brown enlisted in Company K., New York Artillery, 

Col. Porter's Regiment, Aug. 18, 1862, was mustered out 

June, 1865. Residence, Ionia, Mich. 



295 (IE) Anna E., 10 daughter of Abigail J. 9 
Anna E. Brown, married Alvin Kenyon. (Separated). 



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296 (IV) Prank, 10 son of Abigail J.* 

Frank Brown, married Feb. 19, 1868, at Gaines, Orleans Co., 
N. Y., to Ella C. Curtis, who was born in Carlton, N. Y. 
Residence, Toledo, Ohio. 

CHILDREN OF FRANK AND ELLA BROWN. 

I. Cora, 1 born May 23, 1870. 
IE. Gretchen G.," born June 4, 1877, in Swanton, Ohio. 

301 (I) Cora," daughter of Prank. 10 
Cora Brown, married July 20, 1895, at Toledo, Ohio. 

297 (V) George A., 10 son of AbigailJ. 9 

George A. Brown married and has five boys. Residence, 
Brockport, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE A. AND BROWN. 

I." 

n. 11 
m. u 

IV. 11 

v. 11 



280 (HE) Betsey J., 9 daughter of Nathan. 8 

Betsey J. Gillett, married Jan. 15, 1848, at George W. Tifft's, 
Buffalo, N. Y,, by Rev. Dr. J. C. Lord, to Franklin Brown, 
who was born in Albion, N. Y., May 14, 1819. 

Betsey J. Brown died in Carlton Station, N. Y., May 19, 1878. 

Franklin Brown resides in Carlton Station, N. Y. 



281 (TV) Caroline, 9 daughter of Nathan. 8 

Caroline Gillett, married James Williams, and lived and died in 
Texas. 

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Caroline and James Williams had two girls and three boys, 
grown up, married, and supposed to live South. 

CHILDREN OF CAROLINE AND JAMES WILLIAMS. 
I. 10 

n. 10 
m. 10 

IV. 10 

V. 10 



282 (V) John, 9 son of Nathan. 8 

John Gillett, married Aug. 12, 1854, in Sweden, N. Y., to 

Louisa E. Clark of Clarkson, N. Y. 
John Gillett died Dec. 27, 1879. 
Louisa Gillett died April 9, 1862. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND LOUISA GILLETT. 

I. Clark O., 10 born March 6, 1857, in Albion, N. Y. 

IE. James, 10 born April i, 1862, in Hamlin, N. Y.; died Oct. 
1862, in Hamlin, N. Y. 



313 (I) Clark C., 10 son of John.' 

Clark C. Gillett, married Nov. 6, 1878, at Sweden, N. Y., by 

Rev. M. C. Dean, to Annie M. Sargent. 
Residence, Morton, N. Y. 

CHILD OF CLARK C. AND ANNIE M. GILLETT. 

I. Ira H., 11 born Jan. 5, 1880, in Kendall, N. Y.; died April 
26, 1893, in Kendall, N. Y. 



283 (VI) Polly Jane, 9 daughter of Nathan. 8 

Polly Jane Gillett married Seymour Sholes. 
Polly Jane Gillett died in La Cross, Wis. 

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CHILDREN OF POLLY JANE AND SEYMOUR SHOLES. 

I. George. 10 
H. Denny. 10 

. Frank. 10 

The above children are supposed to be living in La Cross, 

Wis. 



284 (VH) Mary Ann, 9 daughter of Nathan. 9 

Mary Ann Gillett, never married, and died in Albion, N. Y., 
Sept. 26, 1850. 



277 (E) John Tifit, 8 son of Abigail. 7 

John Tifft Gillett, married Nov. 19, 1831, by Esq. Webster, to 

who was born in Trenton, N. Y., July 

15, 1810. 

John Tifft Gillett died in Murry, N. Y., April 20, 1867. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN TIFFT GILLETT AND WIFE. 

I. Elijah W., 9 born Oct. 27, 1832, in Westfield, N. Y. 

II. Henry Gillett, 9 born Jan 19, 1835, in Westfield, N. Y. 

HE. Joel, 9 born Jan. 12, 1837, > n Kendall, N. Y. 

IV. Daniel, 9 born May 10, 1839, in Kendall, N. Y. 

V. John Tifft, Jr., 9 born June 9, 1842, in Bennington, N.Y. 

VI. Ellen A., 9 born Nov. 12, 1847. 



319 (I) Elijah W., 9 son of John Tifft. 8 
Elijah W. Gillett never married. 



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320 (H) Henry, 9 son of John Tifft. 8 

Henry Gillett, married by Rev. Chesbow. Residence, Harlan, 
Shelby Co., Iowa. 



321 (El) Joel, 9 son of John Tifft. 8 
Joel Gillett died Aug. 26, 1860, at Greenfield, Mo. 

322 (IV) Daniel, 9 son of John Tifft. 8 
Daniel Gillett, married in Murry, N. Y., by Rev. O. A. Spring. 

323 (V) John Tifft, Jr., 9 son of John Tifft. 8 

John Tifft Gillett, Jr., married Jan. 17, 1878, at Council Bluffs, 
Iowa, by T. H. Cleland, to Sarah Stoker. Residence, 
Avoca, Iowa. 

324 (VI) Ellen A., 9 daughter of John Tifft. 8 

Ellen A. Gillett, married Dec. 30, 1873, at Avoca, Iowa, to 
Abram Van Zandt, who was born at Carlton, N. Y., April 
25. 1837. 

Abram Van Zandt's mother was a cousin of General Butter- 
field. Abram Van Zandt enlisted August, 1862, at Albion, 
N. Y. as an Independent Sharpshooter under Captain Hezekiah 
Bowen of Medina, N. Y. Soon after was attached to Company 
A. isist Regiment N. Y. Volunteers. Was all through western 
parts of Maryland and Virginia, where he was severely wounded 
while in line of duty, and sent to hospital, from whence he was 
sent to Fort Wood, Bedloes Island, New York Harbor. He 
was here employed in carrying dispatches between the Island 
and the city. Remained in that position until mustered out 
July 4, 1865. Residence, West Kendall, N. Y. 

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CHILD OF ELLEN A. AND ABRAM VAN ZANDT. 

I. William John Paul, 10 born June 22, 1875, in Fairview.Ia. 

Residence, West Kendall, N. Y. 

193 (El) Jeremiah, 7 son of John. 8 

Jeremiah Tifft, married Jan. 4, 1806, to Mary Brainard, who was 
born April 29, 1788. 

Jeremiah Tifft was Corporal of a company in Lieut. -Col. C. 
Carr's Regiment, N. Y. Militia, War of 1812, from Sept. 8 to 
20, 1814. The regiment started for Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 
reached Whitehall, when peace was declared, and they returned 
home. He died May 23, 1873, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH AND MARY B. TIFFT. 

I. David Brainard, 8 born Sept. 7,1809, in Nassau, N.Y. 

IE. Jeremiah Vallett, 8 born Nov.23,i8i i,in Nassau, N.Y. 

ILL Rachel Maria, 8 born Oct. 30, 1813, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. Nathan Gillett, 8 born Sept. 14, 1815, in Nassau, N.Y. 

V. Polly Ann, 8 born May 16, 1819, in Nassau, N. Y. ; 

died April 2, 1841, in Nassau, N. Y. 

VI. Amasa Edgar, 8 born Feb. n, 1823, in Nassau, N. Y. 
VIE. Joseph Norman, 8 born April 22, 1825, in Nassau, N.Y. 

Vlil. Dorothy Elizabeth, 8 born May 25, 1827, in Nassau, 
N. Y. 

IX. Emily Sophronia, 8 born Nov. 8,i829,in Nassau.N.Y. 

326 (I) David Brainard, 8 son of Jeremiah. 7 

David Brainard Tifft, married July 4, 1856, in North Chatham, 
N. Y., by Rev. William Loomis, to Charlotte M. Wier, who 
was born Nov. 28, 1832, in Nassau, N. Y. 

David B. Tifft died Feb. 2, 1890, in West Lebanon, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF DAVID B. AND CHARLOTTE M. TIFFT. 

I. Estelle O., 9 born May 29, 1857, in Nassau, N. Y. ; died 
Feb. 17, 1863, in East Nassau, N. Y. 

II. Eulalie A., 9 born June 13, 1865, in Nassau, N. Y. 
HI. Iranellie G., 9 born Oct. 4, 1870, in Troy, N. Y. 



336 (II) Eulalie A., 9 daughter of David Brainard." 

Eulalie A. Tifft, married Feb. 25, 1892, in New Lebanon, N.Y., 
by Rev. Mr. Sheehan, to M. J. Rogers, who was born Oct. 
13, 1859, in New Lebanon. 



327 (II) Jeremiah Vallett, 8 son of Jeremiah." 

Jeremiah Vallett Tifft, married Feb. 24,1838, in Lebanon, N.Y., 
by Rev. D. Starkes, to Palmira Turner, who was born Feb. 9, 
1821, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Jeremiah V. Tifft died June 20, 1888, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH V. AND PALMIRA TIFFT. 

I. Lewis E., 9 born June i, 1843, in Hoag's Corners, N. Y.; 

died Feb. 21, 1845, ' n Nassau, N. Y. 
II. Nelson V., 9 born Feb. 20, 1846, in Nassau, N. Y. 
HI. William L.,' born March 16, 1848, in Nassau, N. Y. ; 
died March 24, 1856, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. Helen Maria, 9 born Nov. 3, 1853, in Nassau, N. Y. 



339 (II) Nelson V., 9 son of Jeremiah Vallett. 8 

Nelson V. Tifft, married March 24, 1866, by Rev. J. B. Cole- 
man, to Nancy C. Batcman, who was born Oct. 13, 1847, * n 
West Stephentown, N. Y. 

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Nelson V. Tifft was a Union soldier during the Civil War, was 
drafted in 1864 and discharged in 1865. He died July 13, 
1894, at Glenville, Schenectady Co., N. Y. 

CHILD OF NELSON V. AND NANCY C. TIFFT. 

I. Lilian May, 10 born Nov. i, 1871, in Clifton Park, N.Y. 

341 (IV) Helen Maria, 9 daughter of Jeremiah Vallett. 8 

Helen Maria Tifft, married Feb. 15, 1871, in West Stephentown, 
N. Y., by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Silas J. Bailey, who was 
born Sept. 12, 1845, * n Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF HELEN MARIA AND SILAS J. BAILEY. 

I. Irving D., 10 born March 27, 1880, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
II. Hugh E., 10 born May n, 1885, in Stephentown, N. Y.; 

died Dec. n, 1885. 
ILT. Grover S., 10 born Sept. 12, 1887, in Stephentown, N. Y. 



328 (HE) Rachel Maria, 8 daughter of Jeremiah. 7 

Rachel Maria Tifft, married Dec. 31, 1836, in Sand Lake, N. Y. 
to George W. Larkin, who was born March 16, 1808, in 
Nassau, N. Y., and died Aug. 12, 1884, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Rachel Maria Larkin died Sept. 12, 1869, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF RACHEL MARIA AND GEORGE W. LARKIN. 

I. Lucena Maria, 9 born Dec. 19, 1838, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IE. George Lewis, 9 born Dec. 20, 1844, in Nassau, N. Y. ; 
died Dec. 25, 1854, in Nassau, N. Y. 



346 (I) Lucena Maria, 9 daughter of Rachel Maria. 8 

Lucena Maria Larkin, married Jan. i, 1866, in Nassau, N. Y., 
by Rev. W. O. Ashley, to James A. Weller, who was born 
May 13, 1839, in Nassau, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF LUCENA MARIA AND JAMES A. WELLER. 

I. J. Howard, 10 born Aug. 27, 1869, in Nassau, N. Y. 
IE. Dora E., 10 born July 4, 1875, in Nassau, N. Y. 

ffl. Rosa Dexter, 10 born April 15, 1877, m Nassau, N. Y.; 
died Jan. 9, 1884, in Nassau, N. Y. 

348 (I) J. Howard, 10 son of Lucena Maria.' 

J. Howard Weller, married Oct. 6, 1895, in Green River, N.Y., 
by David Westover, J. P., to Anna Hoperaan, who was born 
Jan. 15, 1868, in Pine Plains, N. Y. 



329 (TV) Nathan Gillett, 8 son of Jeremiah. 7 

Nathan Gillett Tifft, married March 5, 1836, in Nassau, N. Y., 
by Rev. A. H. Miller, to Mary M. Barber, who was born 
April 7, 1817, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF NATHAN GILLETT AND MARY M. TIFFT. 

I. Mary Priscilla, 9 born July 4, 1836, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IE. N. Orlando, 9 born Jan. 17, 1838, in Hancock, Mass.; 
died July 23, 1848, in Nassau, N. Y. 

HI. William Mortimer, 9 born Oct. 21, 1839, in Hancock, 
Mass.; died Nov. 12, 1847, m Hancock, Mass. 

IV. Amasa G., 9 born Sept. 5, 1849, in Hancock, Mass.; 
died April 8, 1856, in Nassau, N. Y. 



351 (I) Mary Priscilla, 9 daughter of Nathan Gillett. 8 

Mary Priscilla Tifft, married 3, 1864, in Albany, N. Y., 

by Rev. I. N. Wyckoff, to William Henry Loppy, who was 
born March 26, 1838, in Troy, N. Y. 

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William Loppy enlisted in the loth Mass. Regiment, Com- 
pany K., June 21, 1 86 1, and was mustered out June 21, 1864. 
He served as Township Clerk of Vineland, N. J., from 1879 
to 1881; was Township Collector of same place from 1881 to 
1883; also Justice of Peace from 1881 to 1883, an d Postmaster 
of Vineland, N. J., from 1883 to 1887, and Fire Commissioner 
from 1887 to 1895. 
Residence, Vineland, N. J. 

CHILD OF MARY PRISCILLA AND WILLIAM H. LOPPY. 

I. Inez M., 10 born Nov. 25, 1867, in Vineland, N. J.; died 
March 18, 1868, in Vineland, N. J. 



331 (VI) Amasa Edgar, 8 son of Jeremiah. 7 

Amasa Edgar Tifft married Feb. u, 1857, in Lebanon Springs. 
N. Y., by Rev. Asahel Bronson, to Chloe Hand, who was 
born Oct. 9, 1831, in Lebanon Springs, N. Y. Chloe Hand 
Tifft is the daughter of Ira Hand, Esq., who was born in 
New Lebanon, May 31, 1799, an< ^ Martha R. Rose, who was 
born in Stephentown, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1803. Mr. Hand 
served his town as Justice of Peace twenty consecutive years, 
and later as Supervisor for four years. 

Amasa E. Tifft spent his early years on his father's farm. 
Shortly after he was twenty-one, he went to Illinois, where he 
remained about two years. Upon his return he engaged in 
business with the Tildens of New Lebanon, N.Y., and soon after 
settled on a farm near Genoa, Cayuga Co., N. Y., where he 
lived until his death. As a result of strict attention to farming, 
united with skillful management, he was abundantly prospered. 
A few years before his death he built large barns and other out- 
buildings, with a modern house, furnished with all the improve- 
ments found in the dwellings of those living in large towns and 
cities. The buildings as a whole, are said to be the finest and 
most convenient in Cayuga County. He was generously helpful 
in church enterprises, and ready to assist the unfortunate at all 

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times. He possessed a large share of that indomitable will, so 
characteristic of the Tiffts, bringing it to bear in all his under- 
takings. It was said " In his demise the town loses a good 
citizen, an accommodating neighbor and friend, and the family 
a devoted husband and father." He died Nov. 24, 1894, in 
Genoa, N. Y. 

CHILD OF AMASA E. AND CHLOE H. TIFFT. 

I. Edgar Hand, 9 born Sept. 30, 1861, in Genoa, N. Y. 

356 (I) Edgar Hand, 9 son of Amasa Edgar. 8 

Edgar Hand Tifft married Feb. i, 1882, in Genoa, N. Y., by 
Rev. F. H. Gates, to Lizzie Belle Strong, who was born 
April 7, 1863, in Genoa, N. Y. Residence, Genoa, N. Y. 

CHILD OF EDGAR H. AND LIZZIE B. TIFFT. 

I. Ruby Mildred, 10 born October 28, 1889, in Genoa, N. Y. 



332 (VII) Joseph Norman, 8 son of Jeremiah.' 

Joseph Norman Tifft, married Oct. 19, 1871, in Buffalo, N. Y., 
by Rev. J. C. Lord, D. D., to Lily Lord, who was born 
Nov. 20, 1850, in Pike, N. Y. 

Joseph N. Tifft, in his early manhood, exhibited a taste for 
the legal profession, and read law for a brief period. Abandon- 
ing the idea, however, he taught school for a time, and finally 
went to Buffalo, where he engaged in the iron foundry with the 
firm of George W. Tifft, Sons & Company, of which he was an 
active member at the time of his death. He was a man of 
unusual business capacity, and was universally esteemed for his 
integrity of character. Possessing a large and liberal nature, he 
was frank and generous in his dealings. He read much and 
thoughtfully, few men being better informed on the leading 
topics of science, literature, invention and art. He was a 

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Trustee in the Central Presbyterian Church, and a liberal con- 
tributor to every Christian and philanthropic enterprise. 

He died April 22, 1873, ' n Buffalo, N. Y., and was buried in 
Forest Lawn Cemetery in that city. 

Mrs. Lily Lord Tifft is the daughter of Harriet Mills and the 
Rev. Claudius Buchanan Lord, of Marysville, Tennessee. She 
comes of a long line of clergymen on both sides ; and in giving 
her life to philanthropy and the higher education of women, 
she maintains the traditions of her family. She is a member of 
the Board of Directors, and has been since 1881 Secretary of 
the Buffalo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ; 
besides being, for many years, one of the Executive Committee 
of the American Humane Association, in which capacity she 
has rendered efficient aid. Mrs. Tifft has also served as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Managers of the Buffalo Orphan Asylum, 
and acted as Secretary, holding the office for some years. She 
responded to the call for the organization of the Women's Ed- 
ucational and Industrial Union, becoming a charter member, 
and is still serving on the Board of Directors, as well as working 
on the Committee for Protective work. She is also a charter 
member of the Board of Managers of the Newsboy's and Boot- 
black's Home, and is interested in the Children's Aid Society. 
In 1892 Mrs. Tifft was appointed by the Mayor of Buffalo, N.Y. 
(the first woman to hold the place) on the Board of School 
Examiners, and was re-appointed for five years, in February, 
1895. She was also appointed by Governor Flower in 1894, 
the only woman on the Board of Managers of the Thomas 
Indian Orphan Asylum, situated on the Cattaraugus Reservation, 
N. Y., the only Red Indian Orphan Asylum in the world, and 
re-appointed for five years in 1895, by Governor Morton. She 
is Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of 
Women, and a vice-President of the Educational Congress held 
in Chicago in 1893. In November, 1895, Mrs. Tifft was elected 
Secretary of the N. Y. State Federation of Women's Clubs and 
Societies. She is also President of the Civic Club of Buffalo, 



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N. Y., organized in February, 1895, an ^ ^ a woman of rare 
culture, ripe experience and good executive ability. 
Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 



333 (VIE) Dorothy Elizabeth, 8 daughter of 
Jeremiah. 7 

Dorothy Elizabeth Tifft (known as Dolly) married Nov. u, 
1876, in Nassau, N. Y., by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Owen H. 
Damon, who was born April 28, 1842, in Kinderhook, N. Y. 

Residence, Nassau, N. Y. 



334 (IX) Emily Sophronia, 8 daughter of Jeremiah. 7 

Emily Sophronia Tifft married July 12, 1856, in North Chat- 
ham, N. Y., by Rev. W. I. Loomis, to Adoniram Waterbury, 
who was born Aug. 28, 1833, in Nassau. 

Emily S. Waterbury died July 16, 1888, in Petersburg, N. Y. 

Rev. Adoniram Waterbury was converted, and became a 
member of the East Nassau Baptist Church in 1849. He was 
licensed to preach by the Second Baptist Church of North 
Nassau, in 1853. A part of 1854-55 was spent in Michigan 
doing pioneer work. Returning to his native state, he was 
ordained by the Petersburg, N. Y. Church in October, 1859, in 
the service of which church he labored thirteen years and six 
months. He was then called to the pastorate of the Baptist 
Church in Lebanon Springs, N.Y., where he labored four years. 
He afterward served the Greenbush, N. Y. church nearly six 
years and six months, the Rensselaerville, N. Y. church seven 
and one-half years, and the Franklin, N. Y. church two years. 
The next two years was spent in Colorado, where he assisted 
pastors in extra service, and is now (August, 1895) serving his 
third year with the church in Tawas City, Mich. He has 
endeared himself to many who were his co-workers in the 
churches, and the memory of that work is still cherished ; 

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their hearts growing tender as they recall his faithful, forcible 
manner of presenting the Word of Life to his listeners. 



194 (IV) Simon, 7 son of John. 6 

Simon Tifft and Ann Webster (who was born June 3,i788),were 
married at the Webster Homestead in Stephentown, N. Y., 
Esq. Thomas of Stephentown, performing the ceremony. It 
is remembered that he said: "They are the handsomest 
couple I ever married." Diligent search has been made to 
find the record of the marriage, but without success. 
Simon Tifft was Captain of a Company in Lieut. -Col. C. 

Carr's Regiment, N.Y. Militia, War of 1812, from Sept. 8 to 20, 

1814. The regiment started for Sackett's Harbor,N.Y.; reached 

Whitehall when peace was declared, and they returned home. 

He was also Captain of the Militia of Stephentown and Nassau, 

N. Y. for a number of years. 

Ann Webster Tifft died Sept. 14, 1859. 

Simon Tifft died March 3, 1873. 

Outline of Ann Webster's descent. 

Ann Webster was a lineal descendant of Governor John 
Webster, 1 who came from Warwickshire, Eng., about 1630-33, 
and settled at Newton, (now Cambridge) Mass. He removed 
with Rev. Thomas Hooker's party or soon after, across country to 
Hartford, Conn., and became one of the original settlers of that 
city, and one of the founders of the Republic of Connecticut. 
He was Magistrate (or Judge) from 1639 to 1655, when he 
became Deputy Governor, and in 1656 Governor of the State 
(or Colony) of Connecticut. He removed from Hartford, 
Conn., to Hadley, Mass., in 1659; bought a large tract of 
land on the Connecticut River, and was again made Magistrate 
(or Judge) in 1660. Gov. John Webster died April 5, 1661, at 
Hadley, Mass., where he was buried. His grave was not marked 
until his descendant, Noah Webster, of Dictionary fame, had a 
tombstone erected over it. His wife's first name was Agnes. 

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Nothing more is known of her, and it is not known whether he 
married her in England or in this country. Agnes died in 1667. 

One of his four sons was Thomas. 2 It is not known when he 
was born, or whether he was born in this country. He married 
at Northampton, Mass., June 16, 1663, Abigail Alexander of 
Northampton. Thomas and one other son went to Hadley with 
Governor John, the other son remained in Connecticut. 

Thomas Webster died at Northfield, Mass., in 1686, and his 
wife died there before 1690. 

One of the two sons of Thomas Webster 2 was George, 8 who 
was born at Northampton, Nov. 7,1670, and was married therein 
1696 to Sarah Bliss of Springfield, Mass. He was one of the 
original settlers and founders of the town of Lebanon, Conn. 
Land was "set off" to him in that town in 1699. He died 
there April 12, 1721, and his wife died in 1759 or 1760. 

One of the sons of George Webster 3 was Pelatiah, 4 who was 
born at Lebanon, Nov. 17, 1702, and who married at Lebanon, 
Dec. 14, 1725, Joanna Smith. 

Pelatiah Webster died at Lebanon, Feb. 15, 1756, and his 
widow died there prior to 1771. 

One of Pelatiah's 4 sons was Constant, 5 who was born at Leba- 
non, Dec. 7, 1741, and married between 1755 and 1760 Miss Kinnie 
(or Miss Wordsworth, his descendants do not agree on the 
name, and no record can be found), for his first wife. He was 
bound out at the age of about fourteen years, to a neighbor, to 
learn the blacksmith trade, but ran away soon and enlisted 
in the French and Indian Wars of 1755-63. There is 
record of service rendered by him in Capt. A. Fitch's Co., 
2nd Conn. Regiment, from April 13 to Dec. 4, 1761, 33 weeks 
and 5 days, for which he was paid ,16, 173., id. His company 
was mustered out in June, 1761, at Albany, N. Y. 

Constant Webster 5 settled at Worthington, Mass., where he 
owned a farm and carried on his trade as a blacksmith. He was 
captain of a militia Company there and a member of the Con- 
gregational church. He died in Worthington, Mass., about 
1826. The date of death of his first wife is not known. 

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Constant 5 had a brother, Pelatiah Webster, who was a noted 
political writer at the time of the Revolutionary War. A brief 
account of him will be found in "Drake's Dictionary of American 
Biography, "also in"Hinman's Connecticut in the Revolution." 

One of Constant's 5 children by his first wife was Constant, 
Jr., 6 who was born about 1760, and who married at Worthing- 
ton, Mass., about 1787, Chloe Daniel (born Jan. 19, 1766, daugh- 
ter of Walter Daniel). He was a blacksmith and farmer. He 
died at Stephentown,Rensselaer Co., N.Y., Feb. 1830. It is not 
known when his wife died. He was the father of Mrs. Ann 
(Webster) Tifft. 7 

CHILDREN OF SIMON AND ANN W. TIFFT. 

I. Elijah Gillett, 8 born July 10, 1809, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IE. Hamilton Webster, 8 born June 20, 1811, in Nassau, 
N. Y. 

HI. Chloe Ann, 8 born Aug. 19, 1813, in Nassau, N. Y. 
IV. John, 8 born May 18, 1815, in Nassau, N. Y. 
V. Mary, 8 born March 25, 1817, in Nassau, N. Y. 
VI. Abby G. W., 8 born Oct. 10, 1819, in Nassau, N. Y. 
VIE. Sophia, 8 born May 29, 1822, in Nassau, N, Y. ; died 
Sept. 20, 1824. 

Vill. Wrilson Simon, 8 born Jan. 10, 1825, in Nassau, N.Y. 
IX. Frances Sophia, 8 born Dec. 23,1827, in Nassau, N.Y. 
X. Webster, 8 born March 18, 1832, in Nassau, N. Y. ; 
died July 8, 1837, in Nassau, N. Y. 



358 (I) Elijah G., s son of Simon. 7 

Elijah Gillett Tifft married March n, 1831, to Lydia Thomas, 

who was born June 19, 1811, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
Lydia Thomas Tifft died in Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 
Elijah Gillett Tifft married a second time, Aug. 29, 1837, to 

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Lydia Ann Lewis, who was born Oct. 20, 1818, in Nassau, 
N. Y., and died June 23, 1891, in Titusville, Pa., and was 
buried in Angola, N. Y. 

Elijah Gillett Tifft was a Supervisor of Nassau two terms, 
Deputy Sheriff of Rensselaer County six or eight years. He 
was a successful business man, being a merchant of Hoag's 
Corners and later of Angola, N. Y. 
Elijah Gillett Tifft died at Angola, N. Y., April 7, 1883. 

CHILDREN OF ELIJAH AND LYDIA THOMAS TIFFT. 

I. Ursula, 9 born May 27, 1831, in Nassau, N. Y. 
n. Ann Mary, 9 born Feb. 12, 1835, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ELIJAH AND LVDIA ANN TIFFT. 

ILT. Elizabeth, 9 born July 27, 1838, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. Simon E., 9 born May 27, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y. 

V. Eugenia Adelaide, 9 born May 7, 1843, in Nassau, N.Y. 

VI. Eudora J., 9 born Dec. 28, 1847, in Nassau, N. Y. 

VII. Zachary Taylor, 9 born March i o, 1 8 50, in Nassau , N. Y. 

VUL Winfleld Scott, 9 born Sept. 28,1852, in Nassau, N.Y. 

IX. Charles L., 9 born Feb. 2, 1856, in Angola, N. Y.; 
died April 10, 1883, in Angola, N. Y. 

368 (I) Ursula, 9 daughter of Elijah Gillett. 8 

Ursula Tifft, married June 2, 1849, ' n Sand Lake, N. Y., by 
Rev. A. Miller, to Levi Moore, who was born Nov. 16, 1827, 
in Lime Plains, N. Y. 

Ursula T. Moore died Nov. 16, 1866, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

Levi Moore died May 21, 1894, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF URSULA TIFFT AND LEVI MOORE. 

I. Leonella, 10 born March 25, 1851, in Pittsfield, Mass. 
IE. Franklin E.,' born Jan. 21, 1853, m Stephentown, N.Y. 

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HI. Elizabeth, 10 born Oct. 14, 1854, ' n Stephentown, N.Y. 
IV. Agnes, 10 born April 5, 1856, in Stephentown, N. Y.; 

died May 9, 1878, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
V. Infant daughter, 10 born Oct. 18, 1857, in Stephen- 
town, N. Y.; died Nov. 28, 1857, in Stephentown. 
VI. Charles L., 10 born Nov. 25,1858, in Stephentown, N.Y. 
VIE. Stephen A. D., 10 born Aug. u, 1861, in Stephentown, 
N. Y. 

Harriet, 10 born March 26, 1864, in Stephentown, N. Y. 



377 (I) Leonella, 10 daughter of Ursula. 9 

Leonella Moore, married Nov. 15, 1879, ^ n Lebanon Springs, 
by Rev. E. A. Kendall, to Don Aurelius Gardiner, who was 
born May 2, 1846, in Hancock, Mass. 

Mrs. Gardiner's paternal grandfather was born in Holland, 
and her paternal grandmother was a Hicks, a lineal descendant 
of Sir Thomas Hicks, a Scottish nobleman who came to 
America in the Mayflower, and landed with the Pilgrims at 
Plymouth Rock. 

CHILDREN OF LEONELLA AND D. A. GARDINER. 

I. Maude A., 11 born May 31, 1881, in Hancock, Mass. 
n. Howard J., 11 born Sept. 1891, in Hancock, Mass. 



378 (E) Franklin E., 10 son of Ursula. 9 
Franklin E. Moore, married April 8, 1894, to Nancy Button. 
Residence, Illinois. 



379 (IE) Elizabeth, 10 daughter of Ursula. 9 

Elizabeth Moore, married Feb. 22, 1877, in Stephentown, 
N. Y., by Rev. G. H. Day, to Noah Gardner, who was born 
Nov. 21, 1854, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

Residence, Stephentown, N. Y. 



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382 (VI) Charles L., 10 son of Ursula.* 

Charles L. Moore, married March 6, 1880, in Stephentown, by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Jennie Bradway, who was born Dec. 
8, 1 86 1, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

Residence, West Union St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES L. AND JENNIE MOORE. 

I. Walter/ 1 born Dec. 3, 1880, in Hancock, Mass. 
It. Wyatt, 11 born Dec. 19, 1881, in Hancock, Mass. 
HI. Clarence O., 11 born May 24, 1884, in Pittsfield, Mass. 



383 (VH) Stephen A. D., 10 son of Ursula. 9 

Stephen A. D. Moore, married Aug. n, 1883, in Stephentown, 

N. Y., by Rev. Mr. Harlow, to Theresa Brockway. 
Residence, High St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN A. D. AND THERESA MOORE. 

I. Bessie, 11 born April 16, 1887, in Pittsfield, Mass. 

It. Agnes, 11 born Jan. 21, 1889, in Pittsfield, Mass. 

IH. Franklin Albert, 11 born Oct. 13,1892, in Pittsfield, Mass. 

IV. Adelia Susie, 11 born March 21, 1894, in Canaan, Conn. 



384 (VIE) Harriet, 10 daughter of Ursula. 9 

Harriet Moore, married in Maiden Bridge, N. Y., to Amos 
Bills, who was born Oct. 22, 1861, in Charlonvillard, Con- 
tont, Hericourt, Haute Saone, France. 

Residence, Green River, Col. Co., N. Y. 

CHILD OF HARRIET AND AMOS BILLS. 

I. Clarence Alexander, 11 born Aug. 24, 1884, in Green 
River. 



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369 (H) Ann Mary, 8 daughter of Elijah Gillett. 7 

Ann Mary Tifft, married in Pittsfield, Mass., by Rev. Mr. 
Cole, to Leander Sterling, who was born March 26, 1829, in 
Portsmouth, N. H., and died Feb. 2, 1895, in Shawneetown, 
111. 

Ann Mary Sterling died Sept. 19, 1876, in Ellicottville, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ANN MARY AND LEANDER STERLING. 

I. Alice Velona, 9 born June 12, 1853, in Nassau, N. Y. 
IE. Lewellyn, 9 born June 16, 1857, m Nassau, N. Y. 
HE. Blanche Estelle, 9 born Aug. n, 1869, in Ellicottville, 
N. Y.; died April 12, 1890, in Denver, Colo. 



395 (I) Alice Velona, 9 daughter of Ann Mary. 8 

Alice Velona Sterling, married Oct. 21, 1876, in Ellicottville, 
N. Y., to Junior Bennett, who was born Jan. 13, 1854, in 
Ellery Center, N. Y. 

Residence, Perry, Mich. 

CHILD OF ALICE V. AND JUNIOR BENNETT. 

I. Prank B., 10 born May 27, 1887, in Locke, Mich. 



396 (II) Lewellyn, 9 son of Ann Mary, 8 

Lewellyn Sterling, married Dec. 24, 1882, in Hartland, Mich., 
by Isaac W. Lamb, to Adella De Lancy (divorced). 
Lewellyn Sterling has held many local offices, been chairman 

at conventions, and has been Director of the Implement Dealer's 

Association of Michigan for several years. 

Residence, Stanton, Mich. 

CHILD OF LEWELLYN AND ADELLA STERLING. 

I. Edna, 10 born June 30, 1884, in Locke, Mich. 



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370 (IE) Elizabeth, 9 daughter of Elijah Gillett. 8 

Elizabeth Tifft, married Sept. 15, 1859, in Angola, N. Y., to 
James M. Beman, who was born Feb. 14, 1835, in Attica, 
N. Y. 

Residence, Ottawa, 111. 

CHILD OF ELIZABETH AND JAMES M. BEEMAN. 

I. Lewis Tifft, 10 born April 24, 1864, in Angola, N. Y. 



371 (IV) Simon E., 9 son of Elijah Gillett. 8 

Simon E. Tifft, married Sept. 26, 1863, in Evans Center, N.Y., 
by Rev. William Gould, to Sarah Cecelia Ayer (daughter of 
Ira and Julia Maria Ayer of Evans Center) who was born 
Nov. 29, 1842. 

Simon E. Tifft graduated from the Business College of 
Buffalo, N. Y., about 1860. Residence, Titusville, Pa. 

CHILDREN OF SIMON E. AND SARAH C. TIFFT. 

I. Herbert C., 10 born Jan. 15, 1867, in Angola, N. Y. ; 

died Sept. 5, 1867. 
II. Simon E., Jr., 10 born Aug. 8, 1868, in Angola, N. Y. ; 

died Aug. 23, 1870, in Angola, N. Y. 
ILI. Julia Ayer, 10 born Aug. 17, 1871, in Titusville, Pa. 

IV. Gertrude Elizabeth, 10 born Aug. 24, 1875, in Titus- 
ville, Pa. 



403 (in) Julia Ayer, 10 daughter of Simon E. 9 

Julia Ayer Tifft graduated from the Titusville High School in 
1887, and from Cornell University in 1893 with the degree of 
Ph. B. Was married June 27, 1895, in Ithaca, N. Y., by Rev. 
C. M. Tyler, A. M., D. D., (Professor in Cornell University) 
to Lewis Hutchinson Galbreath, who was born Dec. 22, 1861, 

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in Ashmore, 111., and graduated from Cornell University in 
1890 with the degree of B. L., and obtained a fellowship. He 
also took a two years' post-graduate course. Mr. Galbreath has 
taught Psychology in the Normal school of Winona, Minn., 
for three years. He read a report of the Minnesota Child Study 
Association at the National Educational Association Convention 
in Buffalo, N. Y., June 1896, also gave daily lectures upon Cor- 
relation at the Buffalo School of Pedagogy, 1896, and is teacher 
of Psychology in the Northern Illinois Normal University, at 
Normal, 111. 



404 (IV) Gertrude Elizabeth, 10 daughter of 
Simon E. 9 

Gertrude Elizabeth Tifft graduated from Titusville High 
School in 1892, and entered Cornell University, Ph. B. class of 
1897. 



372 (V) Eugenia Adelaide 9 , daughter of 
Elijah Gillett. 8 

Eugenia Adelaide Tifft, married Jan. 21, 1866, in Angola, N.Y., 
by Rev. S. D. Taylor, to John Martin, who was born Oct. 5, 
1837, in Evans, N. Y., and died Dec. 18, 1884, in Los 
Angeles, Cal., and buried at Angola, N. Y. During the Civil 
War he was enlisted in Co. C, n6th Regiment N. Y. Vol- 
unteers. He was the chief musician of his Regiment. Was 
mustered Sept 3, 1862, and discharged Jan. 16, 1865. He 
was a member of Bidwell Wilkenson Post No. 9, G. A. R. 
Eugenia Tifft Martin married a second time, Jan. 9, 1893, in 
Buffalo, N. Y., by F. S. Fitch, D. D., to Duane Williams 
Carrier, who was born Jan. 30, 1837, in Marshall, N. Y. 

Residence, Angola, N. Y. 



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CHILDREN OF EUGENIA A. AND JOHN MARTIN. 

405 I. Jennie Tifft, 10 born May 29, 1867, in Angola, N. Y. 

406 EL Harry Delos, 10 born June 2, 1869, in Angola, N. Y. 

407 HI. Mary Elizabeth, 10 born Sept. 2, 1871, in Angola, N.Y. 



405 (I) Jennie Tifft, 10 daughter of Eugenia 
Adelaide. 9 

Jennie Tifft Martin is a graduate of Cornell University and 
was State Secretary of the Y. W. C. A. for Illinois, head- 
quarters at Chicago, 1892-95. Also Field Secretary of the 
Womans Board of Foreign Missions for the Interior, (Con- 
gregational) until obliged to resign on account of ill health. 
Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 



406 (II) Harry Delos, 10 son of Eugenia Adelaide. 9 

Harry Delos Martin is a graduate of the Toronto, Canada, 
Veterinary College of Surgeons. Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 



407 (El) Mary E., 10 daughter of Eugenia Adelaide. 9 

Mary Elizabeth Martin, married July n, 1895, m Buffalo, N. Y., 
by Rev. Frank S. Fitch, D. D., to George Hall Ashley, who 
was born Aug. 9, 1866, in Rochester, N. Y. He was grad- 
uated from Cornell University in 1890, with the degree of 
M. E., received in 1892 the degree of A. M., and in 1894 
Ph. D. from the Stanford University. He is a specialist in 
geology and taught science in the High School of San 
Bernardino, Cal., for the year of 1895-96, and is assistant 
State Geologist of Indiana. 



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373 (VI) Eudora J., 9 daughter of Elijah Gillett.* 

Eudora J. Tifft, married December 18, 1867, in Angola, N. Y., 
by Rev. Charles Strong, to John Herbert Dingman, who was 
born Dec. 22, 1839, in Evans, N. Y. He enlisted in the 
n6th Regiment N. Y. S. Volunteers in July, 1862; was 
commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in August, 1864, and commis- 
sioned ist Lieutenant in Jan. 1865. Mustered out of service 
June 8, 1865. 

Residence, Titusville, Pa. 

CHILDREN OF EUDORA J. AND JOHN H. DINGMAN. 

I. Mabel, 10 born Nov. 25, 1871 ; died Oct. 9, 1873. 
II. Lewis Ray, 10 born July 27, 1874, m Titusville, Pa. 



374 (VH) Zachary Taylor, 9 son of Elijah Gillett. 8 

Zachary Taylor Tifft is a prosperous business man of Titusville, 
Pa. 



375 (VHI) Winfleld Scott, 9 son of Elijah Gillett. 8 

Winfield Scott Tifft, residence, Angola, N. Y. 

359 (II) Hamilton Webster, 8 son of Simon. 7 

Hamilton Webster Tifft, married January 2, 1836, in Canaan, 
N. Y., by the Rev. Mr. Clark, to Lydia Ann Watson, who 
was born July 6, 1817, in Canaan, N. Y. 
Hamilton W. Tifft died March 4, 1883, in East Nassau, N. Y. 
Lydia Ann Tifft died Aug. 16, 1887, in East Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF HAMILTON W. AND LYDIA ANN TIFFT. 

I. William H., 9 born Sept. 5, 1836, in Canaan, N. Y. 
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IE. Marcus L., 9 born Sept. 13, 1837 ; died March 10, 1841, 
in Nassau, N. Y. 

ILL Webster, 9 born Aug. 21, 1838; died March 18, 1841, 
in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. Lurena H., 9 born Nov. 23, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y. 

V. Charles H., 9 born Nov. 13, 1843, in Nassau, N. Y. 

VI. Ellen M., 9 born Feb. 3, 1849, in Nassau, N. Y. 

YE. Cynthia L., 9 born Feb. 12, 1856, in Nassau, N. Y. 

410 (I) William H., 9 son of Hamilton Webster. 8 

William H. Tifft, married July 14, 1861, in East Chatham, N. 
Y., by Rev. Isaac Gifford, to Mary Clark, who was born Oct. 
22, 1838, in East Chatham. 
William H. Tifft died July 9, 1879, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM H. AND MARY TIFFT. 

I. William J., 10 born Dec. 25, 1865, in New Concord, N. Y. 
IE. Clara B., 10 born May 10, 1874, in East Schodack, N. Y. 
IE. Edith M., 10 born April 5, 1877, in-Yonkers, N. Y. 

417 (I) William J., 10 son of William H. 9 

William J. Tifft, married May 4, 1890, in Bayonne, N. J., by 

Rev. W. W. Knox, to Lucy L. Patterson, who was born 

Feb. 20, 1871, in Stockbridge, Mass. 

William J. Tifft is a Linotype operator on the New York 
Herald force. 

Residence, Bayonne, N. J. 

418 (II) Clara B., 10 daughter of William H. 9 

Clara B. Tifft resides at Bayonne, N. J. 



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416 (IE) Edith M., 10 daughter of William H. 9 
Edith M. Tifft resides at Bayonne, N. J. 



413 (IV) Lurena H., 9 daughter of Hamilton 
Webster. 8 

Lurena H. Tifft, married Feb. 23, 1861, in West Stephentown, 
N. Y., by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Dalmar W. Dunham, who 
was born April 6, 1836, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Dalmar W. Dunham enlisted Aug. 6, 1862, in the i25th N. 
Y. S.V., Company E ; was promoted to corporal Aug. 27, 1862, 
with the highest praise of his Lieutenant, and fell in the battle of 
Gettysburg July 3, 1863, while honorably discharging his duty. 
He was removed from the field and buried at Nassau, N. Y. 

Lurena H. Dunham married a second time, March 12, 1873, 
in Yonkers, N. Y., by Rev. Mr. Burr, to Calvin Phillips. 

Lurena H. Phillips died May 15, 1874, in Hoag's Corners, 
N. Y. 

Calvin Phillips died Nov. 10, 1874, in Hoag's Corners, N.Y. 



414 (V) Charles H., 9 son Hamilton Webster. 8 

Charles H. Tifft, married Dec. 21, 1872, in Portland, Mich., by 
Rev. L. P. Spelman, to Lavantha C. Dow, who was born 
May 22, 1847, in Victory, N. Y. 
Residence, Vineland, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES H. AND LEVANTHA TIFFT. 

I. Minnie Lurena, 10 born June 22, 1874, in East Nassau, 
N. Y. 

IE. 0. Arthur, 10 born April i, 1878, in Yonkers, N. Y. 



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420 (I) Minnie Lurena, 10 daughter of Charles H. 9 

Minnie L. Tifft was graduated from the High School in Vineland, 
N. Y., 1893 an d was class poetess. 



415 (VI) Ellen M., 9 daughter of Hamilton Webster. 8 

Ellen M. Tifft, married Oct. 23, 1864, in Chatham, N. Y., by 
Rev. Mr. Mead, to Alfred Strait, who was born Jan. 12, 1847, 
in East Nassau, N. Y. 

Residence, East Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ELLEN M. AND ALFRED STRAIT. 

I. Emily E., 10 born December 25, 1865, in East Nassau, N. 
Y.; died Aug. 25, 1868. 

IE. Carrie E., 10 born June 19, 1868, in East Nassau, N. Y. 



360 (HE) Chloe Ann, 8 daughter of Simon. 7 

Chloe Ann Tifft was married by Rev. A. H. Miller to Marcus 
Lasher. 
Chloe A. Lasher died in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1857. 

CHILDREN OF CHLOE ANN AND MARCUS LASHER. 

I. Flavius, 9 
H. Frank, 9 

361 (IV) John, 8 son of Simon. 7 

John Tifft, married Jan. 23, 1835, in Nassau, N. Y., by Rev. A. 
H. Miller, to Sally White, who was born Oct. 18, 1817, in 
Nassau, N. Y. 

John Tifft died Jan. 23, 1852, 
Sally Tifft resides in Buffalo, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF JOHN AND SALLY TIFFT. 

I. Lewis Augustus, 9 born June 13, 1836, in Nassau, N. Y. 

II. James Webster, 9 born Oct. 15, 1838, in Nassau, N. Y. 

TTT. Pricilla Ann, 9 born Nov. 2, 1842, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. Mary Adelia, 9 born June 23, 1848, in Nassau, N. Y. 

426 (I) Lewis Augustus, 9 son of John. 8 

Lewis Augustus Tifft, married June 15, 1869, in Springfield, 
Mass., by Rev. Josiah Marion, to Lurancie Trask, (daughter 
of ex-Lieutenant-Governor Eliphalet and Ruby Squire Trask) 
who was born April 16, 1834, in Springfield, Mass. 
Lurancie Tifft died Jan. 28, 1869, in Springfield, Mass. 
Lewis A. Tifft died Aug. 31, 1874, at Springfield, Mass. 
Lewis Augustus Tifft enlisted at Springfield, Sept. 25, 1862, 
as ind Lieut, in Co. A, 46th Regiment M. V. M. Was pro- 
moted to ist Lieut. Nov. i, 1862, and to the Captaincy Feb. 6, 
1863. His service in the 46th Regiment terminated July 29, 
1863. He re-enlisted July 13, 1864, as Captain of Co. A, 8th 
Regiment M. V. M. for 100 days, his services terminating Nov. 
10, 1864. 

His Company (Co. A, 46th Regiment) assisted in repelling 
attacks upon Newberne, N. C., and in raising the siege at Little 
Washington. In an engagement at Batchelders Creek, about 
seven miles from Newberne, N. C., he, for his judgment and 
courage, received very favorable mention in the Adjutant- 
General's report of Massachusetts for 1863. 

The Springfield Camp, Sons of Veterans, is named L. A. Tifft 
Camp in honor of his memory. 

He was very prominent in the South Congregational Church, 
being a member of the building committee which erected the 
present handsome edifice. He was superintendent and teacher 
in Hope Chapel Sunday School, one of the South Church 
branches. 



CHILDREN OF LEWIS A. AND LURANCIE TIFFT. 

I. Eliphalet Trask, 10 born June 9, 1860, in Springfield, 

Mass. 

II. Josephine, 10 born May 8, 1862 ; died Oct. n, 1864, in 
Springfield, Mass. 

EH. Lurancie, 10 ) 

TTT T. f 10 f born J an - 2 5 l86 9> in Springfield, Mass. 



430 (I) Eliphalet Trask, 10 son of Lewis Augustus. 9 

Eliphalet Trask Tifft, married Oct. 27, 1885, i" Springfield, 
Mass., by Rev. Joseph K. Mason, to Katharine E. Meehan, of 
Springfield. 

Eliphalet T. Tifft attended the public schools of Springfield, 
graduating from the High School in 1879. After some business 
experience in the office of a hat factory, he was appointed 
assistant city clerk and treasurer of Springfield, in August, 1881. 
In the fall of 1887, he was elected to the position of City Treas- 
urer of Springfiied, which position he has held continuously since, 
and after the first election he has received the nomination of all 
parties for the office. 

He organized the Collectors' and Treasurers' Association of 
Massachusetts, of which he fills the position of secretary and 
treasurer. He is a member of the First Universalist Society, 
where he has filled various positions. Also a member of L. A. 
Tifft Camp, Sons of Veterans, and the Springfield Lodge of 
Masons. 

CHILDREN OF ELIPHALET AND KATHARINE E. TIFFT. 

I. Lewis Eliphalet, 11 born Aug. 31, 1886, in Spaingfield, 

Mass. 

IE. Charles, 11 born Sept. 13, 1887, in Springfield, Mass. 



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432 (IE) Lurancie, 10 ) daughters of 

433 (IV) Lantie, 10 j Lewis Augustus. 9 

Lurancie and Lantie Tifft were graduated from Springfield High 
School, and live at Brush Hill, a suburb of Springfield, 
Mass. 



427 (IE) James Webster, 9 son of John. 8 

James Webster Tifft, married Sept. 22, 1868, in Savannah, N. 
Y., to Joan C. Palmer, who was born Aug. 15, 1850, in 
Pineville (Spring Lake), N. Y. 

James W. Tifft enlisted as a private in Co. C, i38th N. Y. 
Volunteers, Infantry, July 2, 1862. He was mustered as ist 
Sergeant Sept. 8, 1862. The regiment was changed to 9th N. 
Y. Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Dec. 9, 1862. He was commis- 
sioned 2nd Lieutenant March 10, 1864. At the battle of Mon- 
ocacy Junction, Md., July 9, 1864, he was severely wounded 
with gunshot in the left leg; was in the hospital in Balti- 
more, Md., and at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, N. Y., until 
Nov., 1864, and was honorably discharged Nov. 28, 1864, for 
wounds received in action. 

Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES WEBSTER AND JOAN C. TIFFT. 

I. Loyal W., 10 born Aug. 15, 1868, in Spring Lake, N. Y. ; 
died Aug. 28, 1869, in Spring Lake, N. Y. 

n. Arthur Palmer, 10 born Oct. 9, 1872, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

437 (II) Arthur Palmer, 10 son of James Webster. 9 

Arthur Palmer Tifft is a graduate in pharmacy in the Portland 
Medical College (Oregon), studied law and was admitted to 
the bar, June 1896, for the purpose of perfecting himself in the 
business of associate banking. He was married Nov. 6, 1895, 

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in Portland, Ore., by Rev. Dr. Henry Basmus, to Maude Akin, 
who was born Nov. 3, 1876, in Portland, Ore., and attended 
the St. Helen's Hall School, and is connected with the 
Portland Flower Mission. 
Residence, Mt. Tabor, Portland, Ore. 



428 (El) Priscilla Ann. 9 daughter of John. 8 

Priscilla Ann Tifft, married Aug. 25, 1885, in Niagara Falls, N. 
Y., by L. E. Rockwell, to Valda Mere Canfield. 
Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 



429 (IV) Mary Adelia 9 daughter of John. 8 

Mary Adelia Tifft, married Sept. 19, 1866, in Spring Lake, N. 
Y., by Rev. N. R. Swift, to Lyman Haley, who was born 
Sept. 12, 1839, in Spring Lake, N. Y., and died April 10, 
1870. 
Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 



363 (V) Mary, 8 daughter of Simon. 7 

Mary Tifft married April i, 1843, i n Nassau, N. Y., by Rev. R. 

Collins, to Merriman J. Lester, who was born May 10, 1818, 

in Chatham, N. Y. 

Mary Tifft Lester died in Hoag's Corners, N.Y., March 19, 1888. 
Merriman Lester died in Hoag's Corners, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1894. 

CHILDREN OF MARY AND MERRIMAN LESTER. 

I. Webster T., 9 born April 21, 1844, in Hoag's Corners; 
died April u, 1845, i n Hoag's Corners. 

IE. Sophia, 9 born April 2, 1847, in Hoag's Corners. 
ILT. George W. T., 9 born Oct. 31, 1849, in Hoag's Corners. 
IV. Charles G., 9 born Nov. u, 1854, in Nassau, N. Y. 

V. Fred. J., 9 born Sept. 20, 1857, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

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439 (IE) Sophia, 9 daughter of Mary." 

Sophia Lester, married April 15, 1879, m Hoag's Corners by Rev. 
I B. Coleman,to Albert H. Crawford, M. D., who was graduated 
from the University of Buffalo and has held the office of 
Coronor. 

Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF SOPHIA AND ALBERT H. CRAWFORD. 

I. Florence Albertine, 10 born March 28, 1883, in Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

II. Marion Eloise, 10 born May u, 1884, in Buffalo, N. Y. 



440 (IE) George W. T., 9 son of Mary. 8 

George W. T. Lester, married Oct. 5, 1876, in Hoag's Corners, 
by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Ella V. Coleman, who was born 
June 3, 1852, in Boonville, N. Y. 

Residence, Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF GEO. W. T. AND ELLA LESTER. 

I. Howard Coleman, 10 born Nov. 19, 1877, in Hoag's 
Corners. 

II. Elvira Mary, 10 born April 29, 1883, in Dunham Hollow. 
IH. Guy Merriman, 10 born May 30, 1890, in Hoag's Corners. 



441 (IV) Charles G., 9 son of Mary. 8 

Charles G. Lester, married June 25, 1879, i n - by 

Rev. J. Zweifel, to Elizabeth A. Williams, who was born 
July 22, 1859, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Residence, Hoag's Corners, N.Y. 



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442 (V) Fred J., 9 son of Mary. 8 

Fred J. Lester, married March 25, 1883, in Sand I^ake, N. Y., 
by Rev. J. Martin, to Emma Finkell, who was born in 1864, 
in Sand Lake, N. Y. 

Emma Lester died March 14, 1891, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Fred J. Lester married a second time Dec. 29, 1892, by Rev. 
Mr. Fallen, to Mrs. Rose Farron. 

Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF FRED J. AND EMMA LESTER. 

I. Alice Minerva, 10 born March 14, 1884, in Hoag's 
Corners. 

II. Florence, 10 born Aug, 30, 1886, in Hoag's Corners ; died 
Dec. 26, 1892, in Buffalo, N. Y. 



360 (VI) Abbie, 8 daughter of Simon. 7 

Abbie Tifft, married Jan. 14, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Dennis Lewis, who was born Aug. 26, 
1818, and died May 22, 1874, in Nassau, N. Y. 
Dennis Lewis was Justice of the Peace at East Nassau twenty 
years; postmaster at same place twenty-four years; Superin- 
tendent of the Poor one term, and Supervisor one term; Trustee 
of Presbyterian Church at East Nassau from the time the church 
was built until the time of his death. 
Residence, East Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ABBEY G. W. AND DENNIS LEWIS. 

I. Hazard, 9 born Nov. i, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y. ; died March 
30, 1841, in Nassau, N. Y. 

EC. Bertha Sophelia, 9 born July 31, 1844, in Nassau, N.Y. 
ILT. Mary Eliza, 9 born Dec. 18, 1847, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. John, 9 born Feb. 27, 1853, in Nassau, N. Y. ; died March 
27, 1856, in Nassau, N. Y. 



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451 (II) Bertha Sophelia, 9 daughter of Abbie. 8 

Bertha Sophelia Lewis, married March 7, 1866, in Nassau, N.Y., 
by Rev. I. N. Collins, to John Knox Harder, who was born 
March 6, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Residence, Maiden Bridge, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF BERTHA SOPHELIA AND JOHN K. HARDER. 

I. Mary Lewis, 10 born May 30, 1868, in E. Nassau, N. Y. ; 
died April 7, 1875, in Nassau, N. Y. 

II. Edna K., 10 born Oct. 14, 1875, in Maiden Bridge, N. Y. 



455 (H) Edna K., 10 daughter of Bertha Sophelia. 9 

Edna K. Harder was graduated from Chatham Academy June 19, 
1894. 



452 (IE) Mary Eliza, 9 daughter of Abbie. 8 

Mary Eliza Lewis, married Dec. 18, 1865, in East Nassau, N.Y., 
by Rev. I. N. Collier, to Jared Lester Root Davis, who was 
born April 21, 1844, in West Lebanon, N. Y. 

Mary Eliza Davis died in East Nassau, March 8, 1891. 

Jared Lester Root Davis resides in East Nassau, N. Y. 



365 (Vm) Wrilson Simon, 8 son of Simon. 7 

Wrilson Simon Tifft, married Feb. 12, 1856, in Lyons, N.Y., by 
Rev. T. B. Hudson, to Cynthia S. Lester, who was born 
Sept. 15, 1835, i n Palmyra, N. Y., and died in Buffalo, N.Y., 
Feb. 5, 1873. 

Wrilson S. Tifft married a second time July 5, 1874, in 
Adams, N. Y., by Rev. H. W. Bennett, to Maria Elizabeth 
Maxon, who was born June 5, 1856, in Adams, N. Y. 

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Wrilson S. Tifft's early days were spent on his father's farm, 
and at work in his father's sawmill. He attended the 
district school, in the days when the teachers boarded round 
with the families in the district, and the boys built the fires in 
the schoolhouse in winter. 

In the spring of 1849, at the age of twenty-four, Mr. Tifft came 
to Buffalo, to visit his uncle Geo. W. Tifft, which resulted in his 
becoming a citizen of this city. He engaged in the retail milk 
business, which was soon changed to a wholesale trade and he 
supplied grocers, hotels, and the large passenger propellers, which 
ran in the lakes at that time. In 1872 he retired from any active 
engagement in the milk business and since then, has devoted his 
time to his real estate interests. 

Mr. Tifft is one of the many self-made men in Buffalo, who, 
by indomitable perseverance and business energy, have attained 
success. Helpful to those less fortunate than himself, where he 
saw the need ; giving generously where least expected. He was 
a member of and served Grace M. E. Church as trustee for 
about fifteen years. 

Maria E. Tifft has been a member of the Women's 
Educational and Industrial Union of Buffalo since its organiza- 
tion ; is one of its active members, being on the Library Com- 
mittee, and is a life member of that Society. She is also en- 
gaged in the work of the Buffalo Deaconess' Home of the 
Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, being 
a member of the Conduct of Home Committee of that organi- 
zation. 

Residence, 196 Linwood Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF WRILSON S. AND CYNTHIA S. TIFFT. 

I. Jennie, 9 born May 23, 1859, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; died Nov. 
4, 1 86 1, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

IE. Charles Lester,' born Oct. 26, 1862, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; 
died Oct. 2, 1870, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

HE. Curtis Gay, 9 born April 9, 1866, in Buffalo, N. Y.jdied 
Nov. 3, 1870, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF WRILSON S., AND MARIA E. TIFFT. 

IV. Maxon Wrilson, 9 born March 24, 1875, in Buffalo.N.Y. 

V. Lilian Vary, 9 born June 28, 1877, in Buffalo, N. Y.; 

died May 16, 1888. 
VI. Robert Hull, 9 born June 23, 1886. 



459 (IV) Maxon Wrilson, 9 son of Wrilson Simon. 8 

Maxon Wrilson Tifft entered the Law Department of the 
University of Buffalo, Class of 1897. 



366 (IX) Frances Sophia, 8 daughter of Simon. 7 

Frances Sophia Tifft, married Nassau, N. Y., to Francis 

Burdick, who died June 15, 1870. 
Frances Sophia Burdick died Sept. 3, 1855, in East Nassau, N.Y. 

CHILDREN OF FRANCES SOPHIA AND FRANCIS BURDICK. 

I. Freeland, 9 bom Aug. 15, 1853. 
II. Lewis, 9 born Aug. 9, 1855. 

460 (IH) Lewis, 9 son of Frances Sophia. 8 

Lewis Burdick, married Nov. 6, 1878, in Harlan, Iowa, by Rev. 

G. Parker, to Lizzie M. Stokes, who was born Jan. n, 1862, 

in Rock Island, 111. 
Residence, Kearney, Neb. 

CHILDREN OF LEWIS AND LIZZIE BURDICK. 

I. Lewis W., 10 born March 18, 1880, in Harlan, Iowa. 
IE. Grace L., 10 born Nov. 21, 1882, in Harlan, Iowa. 



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195 (V) Polly, 7 daughter of John. 8 

Polly Tifft lived with her brother, Sprague Tifft, in Nassau, N.Y., 
and died there June 23, 1835, unmarried. 



196 (VI) David, 7 son of John. 8 

David Tifft, married June 8, 1809, in Nassau, N. Y., to Char- 
lotte Smith, who was born Jan. 19, 1793, and died Feb. 26, 
1849, i n Nassau, N. Y. 

David Tifft married a second time, Aug. 6, 1851, in Veteran, 
N. Y., by Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Emily Elwell. 
During the War of 1812 David Tifft enlisted, and on the 

Captain's return home, served in his place. The Regiment 

started for Plattsburg, but were recalled and discharged before 

reaching that place. 

He died Oct. 17, 1854, in Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF DAVID AND CHARLOTTE TIFFT. 

I. Reuben Smith, 8 born July 7, 1810, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IE. Joanna Smith, 8 born Oct. 23, 1812, in Nassau, N. Y. 

m. Harriet Maria, 8 born July 31, 1814, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. William S., 8 born April 28, 1816, in Nassau, N. Y. 

V. Miranda Lewis, 8 born April 2, 1818, in Nassau, N. Y. 

VI. Edwin Vallett, 8 born Feb. 9, 1820, in Nassau, N. Y. 

VTI. Delia Barnum, 8 born Feb. 28, 1822, in Nassau, N. Y. 

VTH. David Russell, 8 born May i, 1824, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IX. Charlotte M., 8 born July 13, 1826; died Nov. 15, 
1826, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILD OF DAVID AND EMILY TIFFT. 

X. George Alanson, 8 born July 6, 1852, in Veteran, N. Y. 
died Jan. 3, 1863, in Veteran, N. Y. 



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466 (I) Reuben Smith, 8 son of David. 7 

Reuben Smith Tifft, married Jan. 7, 1830, in Nassau, N. Y., to 
Sally Turner, who was born in Nassau March 2, 1811, and 
died in Veteran, N. Y., Oct. 26, 1864. 

Reuben Smith Tifft married a second time May 6, 1867, in 
Veteran, N. Y., by Rev. S. C.Wetherby, to Lucinda Martha 
Coleman, who was born in Veteran June 27, 1838. 
Reuben S. Tifft with four others moved from Rensselaer 
County to Chemung County in Feb., 1829, with wagons drawn 
by oxen, being on the way thirteen days. They encountered 
snow drifts, rain, hailstorms and mud. Their last stopping 
place was Newtown (Elmira), where the mud so encased the 
wheels of their wagons that on the following morning there were 
no spaces between the spokes it had frozen solid during the 
night. When they reached their new home they found but one 
framed house in the vicinity. The schoolhouse, as well as dwell- 
ing houses, were made of logs. They attended worship on 
Sunday in a barn, and experienced such other privations as 
pioneers usually meet. Reuben S. Tifft served as Supervisor of 
the town of Veteran, was Highway Commissioner, and a mem- 
ber of the Board of Judges at the Chemung County Agricultural 
Fair for live stock, for a number of years. 
He died in Veteran, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1888. 

CHILDREN OF REUBEN SMITH AND SALLY TIFFT. 

I. Charlotte Katharine, 9 born Feb. 16, 1831, in 
Veteran, N. Y. 

n. John Benjamin, 9 born Nov. 10, 1832, in Veteran, 
N. Y. 

m. David Edwin, 9 born Nov. 10, 1832. 
IV. Reuben, 9 born Feb. 19, 1835. 

V. William Miller, 9 born Sept. 19, 1837 ; died Feb. 27, 
1851. 

VT. Sally M., 9 born May 27, 1840, in Veteran, N. Y.; died 
Jan. 4, 1841. 



VII. Ohloe Angeline,' born March 13, 1843, in Veteran, 
N. Y. 



Lucretia Sarah, 9 born Jan. 6, 1846, in Veteran, N.Y. 
IX. Harvey M., 9 born July 29, 1854, m Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF REUBEN SMITH AND LUCINDA TIFFT. 

X. Grant Lincoln, 9 born Dec. 6, 1868. 
XI. Ulysses Dent, 9 born July 15, 1871, in Veteran, N.Y. ; 

died July 8, 1872. 
XJI. Wilson D., 9 born Aug. 23, 1873, in Veteran, N. Y.; 

died May 20, 1884. 
XTTT. Anna Lena, 9 born May i, 1880. 

476 (I) Charlotte Katharine, 9 daughter of Reuben 

Smith. 8 

Charlotte Katharine Tifft, married Jan. 13, 1853, in Veteran, 
N. Y., by Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Norman Wood, who was 
born in Veteran, Dec. 2, 1827. 

Residence, Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILD OF CHARLOTTE K. AND NORMAN WOOD. 

I. Willis Tifft, 10 born July 20, 1863, in Veteran, N. Y. 

474 (IE) John Benjamin, 9 son of Reuben Smith. 8 

John Benjamin Tifft, married Jan. 17, i86i,byRev. Mr. Coffin, 
in Big Flats, N. Y., to Betsey Briggs, who was born in Big 
Flats, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1835. 
John B. Tifft enlisted in the army during the Civil War, in 

the spring of 1865 ; went into camp at Elmira, N. Y., but was 

soon mustered out. 

Residence, Big Flats, N. Y. 



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478 (HI) David Edwin, 9 son of Reuben Smith. 8 

David Edwin Tifft, married Oct. 7, 1860, in Veteran, N. Y., by 
Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Margaret A. Dufur, who was born 
in Catlin, N. Y. 

Residence, Elmira, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF DAVID E. AND MARGARET TIFFT. 

I. Fred. Miller, 10 born Aug. 19, 1861, in Veteran, N. Y.; 
died June 2, 1862. 

II. George B., 10 born Feb. 6, 1863. 

HE. Sarah Ellen, 10 born Feb. 22, 1865, in Veteran, N. Y. 
IV. Laura Amelia, 10 born Aug. i, 1868, in Veteran, N.Y. 
V. Lottie W., 10 born March 2, 1871, in Veteran, N. Y. ; 

died Jan. 10, 1888, in Elmira, N. Y. 
VI. Mary E., 10 born May i, 1874, in Veteran, N. Y. 
VIE. Ettie May, 10 born Aug. 17, 1875, in Catlin, N. Y. 
VHL Adella E., 10 born May 19, 1877, in Catlin, N. Y. 
IX. Lucinda A., 10 born Aug. 6, 1878, in Erin, N. Y. 
X. Ruby L., 10 born Jan. 19, 1880, in Horseheads, N. Y. 
XL Edna P., 10 born May i, 1882, in Horseheads, N. Y.; 
died Aug. 4, 1882. 



491 (H) George B., 10 son of David Edwin. 9 

George B. Tifft, married July 4, 1885, in Binghamton, N.Y., by 
John W. Frost, J P. , to Anna Foraker. 



492 (IE) Sarah Ellen, 10 daughter of David Edwin. 9 

Sarah Ellen Tifft, married March 18, 1880, in Veteran, N. Y., 
by R. C. Wetherby, to Lewis Mclntyre. 



493 (IV) Laura Amelia, 10 daughter of David 
Edwin. 9 

Laura Amelia Tifft, married Nov. 27, 1889, in Elmira, N. Y., 
by Rev. W. T. Henry, D. D., to Henry J. Baltz. 



495 (VI) Mary E.,' daughter of David Edwin. 9 

Mary E. Tifft, married Oct. 17, 1892, in Elmira, N. Y., by 
Rev. W. T. Henry, D. D., to Herbert Baty. 



479 (IV) Reuben, 9 son of Reuben Smith. 8 

Reuben Tifft, married Sept. 15, 1856, in Southport, N. Y., by 
Rev. Mr. Huntley, to Emaline Rebecca Crane, who was born 
in Bennetsburg, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1832. Residence, Horse- 
heads, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF REUBEN AND EMALINE R. TIFFT. 



I. Mary Anna, 10 ) born Nov. 23, 1858, in Pine Valley, 
E. Bela Crane, 10 I N. Y. 



501 (I) Mary Anna, 10 daughher of Reuben. 9 

Mary Anna Tifft, married Dec. 28, 1881, in Horseheads, N. Y., 
by Rev. T. S. Phillips, to Harvey J. Coleman, who was born 
in Troy, N. Y. Residence, Horseheads, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF MARY ANNA AND HARVEY J. COLEMAN. 

I. Reuben G., n born June i, 1885, in Horseheads, N. Y.; 
died March 19, 1888. 

IE. Archie Donald, 11 born July 5, 1887, in Breesport, N. Y. ; 

died Aug. i, 1890. 
ILT. Urania, Marion, 11 born Nov. 21, 1890. 



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502 (IE) Bela Crane, 10 son of Reuben. 9 

Bela Crane Tifft, married Dec. 18, 1890, in Breesport, by Rev. 
H. B. Clark, to Winifred Jansen, who was born Nov. 3, 1871, 
in Breesport. Residence, Horseheads, N. Y. 

CHILD OF BELA C. AND WINIFRED TIFFT. 

I. Harry Jansen, 11 born in Horseheads, N.Y., Sept. 23, 1891. 



482 (VII),Ohloe Angeline, 9 daughter of Reuben 
Smith. 8 

Chloe Angeline Tifft, married Feb. 14, 1866, in Horseheads, 
N. Y., by Rev. P. Olney, to John Bale Rays, who was born 
in Sparta, Sussex County, N. J., May 4, 1838, and who 
served his country as a Union soldier in the Civil War of 
1861-5. 

Residence, Veteran, N. Y. 



483 ("VTH) Lucretia Sarah, 9 daughter of Reuben 
Smith. 8 

Lucretia Sarah Tifft, married Feb. 14, 1866, in Horseheads, 
N. Y., by Rev. P. Olney, to Ezra Howell, who was born in 
Tyrone, N. Y., in 1840. 

Residence, Horseheads, N. Y. 

CHILD OF LUCRETIA S. AND EZRA HOWELL. 

I. lona May, 10 born Feb. 23, 1873, in Veteran, N. Y. 



484 (IX) Harvey M., 9 son of Reuben Smith. 8 

Harvey M. Tifft, married Nov. 19, 1876, in Veteran, N. Y., by 
Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Emma E. Anthony, who was born 
in Elmira, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1853. 

Residence, Horseheads, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF HARVEY M. AND EMMA E. TIFFT. 

I. Elmer Anthony, 10 born Feb. 3, 1879, in Veteran, N.Y. 
IE. Lester H., 10 ) born May 2, 1883, in Veteran, N. Y.; 
HI. Luther M., 10 j died May 29, 1883. 



467 (II) Joanna Smith, 8 daughter of David. 7 

Joanna Smith Tifft, married Feb. 24, 1831, in Nassau, N.Y., by 
Rev. A. H. Miller, to Samuel Coleman Wetherby, who was 
born in West Stephentown, N. Y., March 27, 1810. 
Samuel C. Wetherby gave evidence while a boy that he pos- 
sessed the preacher's instinct, and it is said that he and Isaiah 
Coleman, when boys, held meetings, carrying out the usual 
exercises with the regularity manifested by older Christians. He 
served the Stephentown and Nassau Church of the Free Will 
Baptist denomination for twelve years as a deacon, and was 
ordained a minister of the gospel by that church April 16, 1843. 
He served three churches ten years each, Veteran, Dix and Pine 
Valley, aiding largely in the erection of the church at the last- 
named place, and by his untiring zeal was the means, to a great 
degree, of helping the church there to an independent standing 
in the denomination. 

He cheerfully contributed of his means to the furtherance of 
the gospel, and always manifested a self-sacrificing spirit for the 
cause he loved. During his ministry he officiated in the Tifft 
families at the marriages of parents, children and grandchildren. 
He wrought for his Master in the ministry thirty-three years, and 
went to his grave ripe for the harvest, July 25, 1877, m Veteran, 
N. Y. 
Joanna S. Wetherby died July 20, 1895, in Big Flats, N. Y. 

CHILD OF JOANNA S. AND SAMUEL C. WETHERBY. 

I. Harriet Maria, 9 born Dec. 16, 1836, in Nassau, N. Y. 



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511 (I) Harriet Maria, 9 daughter of Joanna Smith. 8 

Harriet Maria Wetherby, married May 18,1891, in Pine Valley, 
N. Y., by Rev. H. Ream, to Orlando Groom, who was born 
May 4, 1825, in Veteran, N. Y. 

Residence, Big Flats, N. Y. 



468 (El) Harriet Maria, 8 daughter of David. 8 

Harriet Maria Tifft, married Sept. 10, 1836, in Nassau, N.Y., by 
Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Martin Wheeler, who was born in 
West Stephentown, N. Y., July 16, 1814. 

Harriet Maria Wheeler died in Veteran, Oct. 6, 1882. 

Martin Wheeler died in Odessa, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1890. 

CHILD OF HARRIET M. AND MARTIN WHEELER. 

I. Charlotte Ann, 9 born Nov. 5, 1837, in Nassau, N. Y. 



512 (I) Charlotte Ann, 9 daughter of Harriet Maria. 8 

Carlotte Ann Wheeler, married April 18, 1855, in Veteran, N.Y. 

by Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Benjamin Turner, who was born 

April i, 1834, in Veteran, N. Y. 
Residence, Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF CHARLOTTE ANN AND BENJAMIN TURNER. 

I. Hattie Electa, 10 born April 14, 1855, in Veteran, N.Y. 

IE. Harvey Martin, 10 born June 4,1858, in Veteran, N.Y.; 
died July 23, 1858. 

m. Edward Martin, 10 born May i, 1860, in Veteran, N.Y. 

IV, Fred Benjamin, 10 born June 20, 1865, in Veteran, N.Y. 

V. Louisa May, 10 born June 13, 1868, in Veteran, N. Y. 

VI. Dexter, 10 born Nov. i, 1875, in Veteran, N. Y.; died 
Feb. 1 6, 1876. 

VH. George Archie, 10 born Jan. 16, 1877, in Veteran, N.Y. 



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513 (I) Hattie Electa, 10 daughter of Charlotte Ann. 

Hattie Electa Turner, married Nov. 25, 1874, in Veteran, N.Y., 
by Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Edwin Miller, who was born in 
Newark Valley, N. Y., June 30, 1856. 

Residence, Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF HATTIE E. AND EDWIN MILLER. 

I. Edna, " born March 7, 1879, in Veteran, N. Y., died Feb. 
18, 1893. 



515 (El) Edward Martin, 10 son of Charlotte Ann. 9 

Edward Martin Turner, married Dec. 25, 1878, in Veteran, 
N. Y., by Rev. E. B. Collins, to Celia E. Miller, who was 
born in Millport, N. Y., March 8, 1860. Residence, 
Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD M. AND CELIA E. TURNER. 

I. Edith L., n born Oct. 15, 1879, in Veteran, N. Y. 
n. Benjamin F., 11 born Aug. 12, 1889, in Veteran, N. Y. 

516 (IV) Fred Benjamin, 10 son of Charlotte Ann. 8 

Fred Benjamin Turner, married Nov. 5, 1888, in Veteran, N. Y. , 
by Rev. E. B. Collins, to Anna Cooley, who was born in 
Millport, N. Y., April 23, 1865. Residence, Elmira, N. Y. 

CHILD OF FRED B. AND ANNA TURNER. 

I. Myrta Charlotte, 11 born Nov. 27, 1889, in Veteran, N. Y. 

517 (V) Louisa May, 10 daughter of Charlotte Ann 9 

Louisa May Turner, married Dec. 25, 1885, in Veteran, N. Y., 
by Rev. C. L. Cornell, to Frank Doolittle, who was born in 
Odessa, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1862. 

Residence, Veteran, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF LOUISA MAY AND FRANK DOOLITTLE. 

I. Lottie, 11 born March 27, 1886, in Veteran, N. Y. 
IE. Helen, 11 born Nov. i, 1889, in Veteran, N. Y. 



469 (IV) William S., 8 son of David. 7 

William S. Tifft, married April 28, 1839, in Stephentown, N.Y., 
by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Cordelia H. Brainard, who was 
born in Stephentown April 30, 1829, and died in Millport 
April 28, 1878. 

William S. Tifft, married a second time Jan. 22, 1880, in Mill- 
port, N. Y.; by Rev. J. R. Hutchins, to Phebe Ann Carr, 
who was born in Tireton, Ohio, Oct. 12, 1843. 
William S. Tifft served his town as Highway Commissioner 

twelve years and has been one of the Trustees of the Baptist 

Church at Millport over twenty years. 

Residence, Millport, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM S. AND CORDELIA H. TIFFT. 

I. William Alonzo, 9 born March 23, 1840, in Stephen- 
town, N. Y. 

IE. Nathan Henry, 9 born April i , 1 844, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

HI. David Brainard, 9 born Dec. 5, 1847, in Stephentown, 
N. Y. 



526 (I) William Alonzo, 9 son of William S. 8 

William Alonzo Tifft, married March 23, 1868, in West Sand 
Lake, N. Y., by Rev. M. W. Empie to Agnes M. Green, who 
was born in North Greenbush, Dec. 26, 1844. 
William Alonzo Tifft was a graduate of Lowell's Business 

College, Binghampton, N. Y. Trustee of the Millport Baptist 

Church a number of years. 
William Alonzo Tifft died in Millport, N. Y., May 20, 1886. 



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527 (II) Nathan Henry, 9 son of William S. 8 

Nathan Henry Tifft enlisted during the Civil War in 1862 in 
the 1 25111 Regiment, N. Y. S. V., Col. Willard commanding 
officer. He was in two engagements, the surrender of Harper's 
Ferry and Weldon R. R., Va.; in hospital two months, after 
which he was honorably discharged. 



528 (HI) David Brainard, 9 son of William S. 8 

David Brainard Tifft, married Dec. 25, 1873, in Millport, N.Y., 
by Rev. J. T. Canfield, to Louisa Strunk, who was born in 
Minden Waser Valley, Germany. 

CHILD OF DAVID 13. AND LOUISA TIFFT. 

I. Lottie Cordelia, 10 born Jan. 8, 1874, in Millport, N. Y. 



470 (V) Miranda Lewis, 8 daughter of David. 7 

Miranda Lewis Tifft, married Sept. 23, 1840, in Nassau, N.Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman to James Harvey Coleman, who was born 
in Stephentown, N. Y., July 22, 1816. 

Miranda L. Coleman, died in Veteran, N. Y., April 28, 1889. 

James H. Coleman, died in Veteran, N. Y., July 17, 1895. 



471 (V) Edwin Vallett, 8 son of David. 7 

Edwin Vallett Tifft, married July 8, 1843 in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Priscilla Ann Barber, who was born 
in Nassau, Nov. 23. 1820, and died in Veteran, N. Y., 
March 7, 1852. 

Edwin Vallett Tifft, married a second time Sept 28, 1863, in 
Hornellsville, N. Y., by Rev. S. G. Bowles, to Marion Serena 
Lamb, who was born in Lebanon, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1835. 

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Edwin V. Tifft has been a deacon in the Baptist Church of 
Millport, N. Y., for 18 years, and has served that church as 
Trustee for twelve years. 

Marion S. L. Tifft has been identified with the educational 
and temperance work in Chemung County, N. Y., for a period 
of thirty years. Her education was finished at the Young 
Ladies' Seminary of Oneida, N. Y. While teaching she fre- 
quently read papers on some phase of ethics as related to the 
schools before Teachers' Institutes, and also addressed teachers 
on the subject of temperance teaching. Served as Secretary for 
the Teachers' Association, and was a member of the committee 
for uniformity of text books in Chemung County, N. Y. She 
served in the Women's Christian Temperance Union as local 
and county officer and as State Superintendent of Scientific 
Temperance Institution. Also served as leader in the Foreign 
Mission work of the Baptist Church. 

CHILDREN OF EDWIN V. AND PRISCILLA TIFFT. 

I. Charles Edwin, 9 born June 26, 1844, in Nassau, N. Y. 
EC. Emily Frances, 9 born Jan. 15, 1846, in Hancock, Mass. 
ZEE. Cyrus R., 9 born July 20, 1848, in Nassau, N. Y. ; died 

July 12, 1865, in Veteran, N. Y. 
IV. Mary Adelia, 9 born July n, 1850, in Veteran, N. Y. 



520 (I) Charles Edwin, 9 son of Edwin Vallett. 8 

Charles Edwin Tifft, married March 6, 1867 in Veteran, N. Y., 
by Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Olive Adelia Vangorden, who 
was born in Starkey, N, Y., Jan. 27, 1845. 

Residence, New York City. 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES KDWIN AND OLIVE A. TIFFT. 

I. Cyrus Albert, 10 born Oct. 28, 1868, in Veteran, N. Y. 
II. Grace Adelia, 10 born May 17, 1870, in Veteran, N. Y. 

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ffl. Eva Laura, 10 born Feb 7, 1873, in Fleming, N. Y. 

IV. James Edwin, 10 born June 30, 1877, in Fleming, N. Y. 

534 (I) Cyrus Albert, 10 son of Charles Edwin. 9 

Cyrus Albert Tifft, married Feb. 14, 1891, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
by Rev. Mr. McGuire, to Lucy Maria Jordan, who was born 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 28, 1871. 

535 (H Grace Adella, 10 daughter of Charles Edwin. 9 

Grace Adella Tifft, married Nov. 17, 1892, in Fleming, N. Y., 

by Rev. Mr. Barnes to Linn C. Herrick. 
Residence, Fleming, N. Y. 

CHILD OF GRACE A. AND LINN C. HERRICK. 

I. Olive Alida, 11 born Dec. i, 1893, in Park Settlement, N. Y. 



536 (HI) Eva Laura, 10 daughter of Charles Edwin. 9 

Eva Laura Tifft, married March 18, 1895, in New York City, by 
Rev. T. Skinner, to William Cook, who was born Jan. 20, 
1875, m Elizabethport, N. J. 

Residence, New York City. 
537 (IV) James Ed win, 10 son of Charles Ed win. 9 



531 (H) Emily Prances, 9 daughter of Edwin Vallett. 8 

Emily Frances Tifft, married April 16, 1866 in Veteran, N. Y., 
by Rev. D. M. Rollins to Leonard Elmer Dufur, who was 
born in Cantlin, N. Y., June 6, 1848. 

Leonard E. Dufur served his country as a Union soldier in 
the Civil War. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 22, 1879. 

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CHILDREN OF EMILY F. AND LEONARD E. DUFUR. 

I. Anna Bell, 10 born April n. 1867, in Veteran, N. Y. 
n. Mary Ella, 10 bora Nov. 6, 1869, in Veteran, N. Y. 

539 (I) Anna Bell, 10 daughter of Emily Frances.* 

Anna Bell Dufur, married Oct. 2, 1885, in Brooklyn, N. Y., by 
Rev. Mr. McKellogg, to Edward Jerome Gray. 

CHILDREN OF ANNA B. AND EDWARD J. GRAY. 

I. Emma Amelia, 11 bora July 27, 1886, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
died July 16, 1887, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

II. Nettie Viola, 11 born July 28, 1888, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
HI. Victor, 11 born June 30, 1890, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

540 (II) Mary Ella, 10 daughter of Emily Prances. 9 

Mary Ella Dufur, married in Brooklyn, N. Y., May 7, 1888, by 

Rev. Mr. McKellogg, to Edward Patrick Walsh. 
Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF MARY E. AND EDWARD P. WALSH. 

I. Charles Wm. Dufur," born May 13, , in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

IE. Edwin V. Dufur, 11 born April 14, , in Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 

IE. Edith May," born Aug. 24, , in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

IV. Bertha Adella," born Dec. 25, , in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

533 (TV) Mary Adelia, 9 daughter of Ed win Vallett.' 

Mary Adelia Tint, married March 27, 1872, in Veteran, N. Y., 
by Rev. S. C. Wetherby to William Holtz, who was born in 
Mecklenburg, Germany, Oct. 3, 1844. 

Residence, Elmira, N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF MARY A. AND WILLIAM HOLTZ. 

I. Etta May, 10 born Jan. 4, 1874, in Horseheads, N. Y. 

II. Ella, 10 born July 29, 1877, in Veteran, N. Y. 

ffl. Luther, 10 born Oct. i, 1882, in Veteran, N. Y. 

IV. Lena Eva, 10 born Aug. 8, 1886, in Kalamazoo, Mich. 

472 (VH) Delia Barnum, 8 daughter of David. 7 

Delia Barnum Tifft, married May 4, 1838, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. A. H. Miller, to Reuben Wait. 
Delia Barnum Wait died Nov. 18, 1847, ' n Sand Lake, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF DELIA AND REUBEN WAIT. 

I. Martha Ann, 9 born June i, 1839, in Nassau, N. Y.; died 
(date not known.) 

II. Melissa, 9 born June 3, 1845, in Nassau, N. Y. 

553 (II) Melissa, 9 daughter of Delia Barnum. 8 

Melissa Wait, married Oct. 24, 1863, in Veteran, N.Y., by Rev. 

S. C. Wetherby, to Luther Green. 
Melissa Wait Green died July 2, 1871, in Veteran, N. Y. 

CHILD OF MELISSA AND LUTHER GREEN. 

I. William, 10 born in Alba, Pa., July 3, 1866. 



473 (VIH) David Russell, 8 son of David. 7 

David Russell Tifit, married May 13, 1852, in Veteran, N.Y., by 
Rev. S. C. Wetherby, to Mary A. Durbon, who was born in 
Ulysses, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1829. 

CHILDREN OF DAVID R. AND MARY A. TIFFT. 

I. William Fred, 9 Jan. 17, 1855, in Veteran, N. Y. 
IE. Delia Lilian, 9 born March 5, 1857, in Veteran, N. Y. 

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El. Frank Richard,' born Sept. 2, 1859, in Veteran, N. Y. 
IV. Katie Emeliza, 9 born Oct. 4, 1862, in Veteran, N. Y. 
V. Rose Lottie, 9 born Sept. 5, 1866, in Veteran, N. Y. 



555 (I) William Fred, 9 son of David Russell. 8 

William Fred Tifft, married Jan. 5, 1891 in Horseheads, N. Y., 
by Rev. C. C. Carr to Hattie May Burton, who was born in 
Cameron, N. Y., Feb. n, 1872. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM FRED AND HATTIE M. TIFFT. 

I. Mary Augusta, 10 born Feb. 13, 1892, in Big Flats, N,Y. 
II. Anna Rose, 10 born Sept. 5, 1893, in Big Flats, N. Y. 
HE. Teresa Amelia, 10 born Nov. 14, 1895, in Big Flats, N.Y. 



556 (IE) Delia Lilian, 9 daughter of David Russell. 8 

Delia Lilian Tifft is a graduate of Cook Academy, Havana, N. 
Y., married May 13, 1884, in Big Flats, N. Y., by Rev. H. 
S. Jewell to John C. Hadley, who was born in Jackson, Pa., 
April 18, 1862. 

Residence, Rochester, N. Y. 

CHILD OF DELIA L. AND JOHN C. HADLEY. 

I. Hattie May, 10 born March 16, 1895, in Rochester, N. Y. 



557 (IE) Frank Richard, 9 son of David Russell. 1 

Frank Richard Tifft, married Jan 24, 1890, in Horseheads, N. 
Y., by Rev. C. C. Carr, to Hattie Lorena Davis, who was 
born in Wisconsin April 3, 1868. 



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558 (IV) Katie Emeliza, 9 daughter of Davfl 
Russell. 8 

Katie Emeliza Tifft, married Oct. 26, 1881, in Big Flats, 1^ Y., 
by Rev. H. S. Jewell, to Nathan H. Fosdick, who was k>rn 
in Howells, N. Y., May 15, 1858. 

Residence, Big Flats, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF KATIE E. AND NATHAN H. FOSDICK. 

I. Raymond Tifft, 10 born Jan. 2, 1883, in Big Flats, N. Y. 

IE. Lewis Henry, 10 born Jan. 12, 1885, in Big Flats, N. Y. 

m. Sidney Frank, 10 born Sept. 2, 1889, in Big Flats, N. Y. 



559 (V) Rose Lottie, 9 daughter of David Russell. 8 

Rose Lottie Tifft, married Nov. 20, 1892, in Big Flats, N.Y., by 

Rev. H. T. Scholl, to Freeman Leonard. 
Residence, Big Flats, N. Y. 

CHILD OF ROSE L. AND FREEMAN LEONARD. 

I. Russell John, 10 born July 3, 1895, in Big Flats, N. Y. 



197 (YE) Nancy V., 7 daughter of John.' 

Nancy V. Tifft, married Feb. 2, 1812 to Isaac Dunham, who was 
born 

Nancy V. Dunham died Nov. 9. 1844. 

CHILDREN OF NANCY V. AND ISAAC DUNHAM. 

I. Ann V., 8 born March 21, 1813, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

IE. Priscilla, 8 born in Stephentown, N. Y. 

ILL Mary T., 8 born in Stephentown, N. Y. 



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568 (I) Ann V., 8 daughter of Nancy V. T 

Ann V. Dunham, married May i, 1834, to Isaiah B. Coleman, 

who was born in Stephentown, N. Y., May 7, 1809. 

Rev. Isaiah Bangs Coleman was the fifth child of Calvin Cole- 
man and the grandson of John Coleman, one of the pioneers of 
Stephentown. Such advantages as the common schools gave 
seem to have been the limit of his early education ; adding to 
that, habits of industry and application, he soon qualified himself 
for teaching, following it for ten years. He experienced religion 
when eighteen years old. Seven years later he was licensed to 
preach, and in little less than a year was ordained to the minis- 
try as Free Will Baptist. For nine years he had no 
settled pastorate. In 1844 he accepted a call to the West 
Stephentown church, dispensing the Word of Life for forty years 
among the people there. Not one among those who officiated 
as clergyman at the marriages of the Rensselaer County TifTts 
was so beloved as he. 

Not only did he rejoice with them at their wedding feasts, but 
in times of sorrow and affliction, he mingled his tears with 
theirs, and gave freely of his loving sympathy. He performed 
during his pastorate there, three hundred and fifty-three mar- 
riage ceremonies, preached four hundred funeral sermons, and 
in addition, probably preached about five thousand sermons. 
His tender sympathy was intensified as the years passed, for he 
went often to the homes in the valleys and on the hillsides to 
speak words of hope and consolation. He was abundantly 
blessed with means to further his benevolent intentions (though 
it is said that he never accepted a stated salary for his services). 
Nor did he forget the work of Missions, leaving in his will a 
large sum for its use. He said: "This will help preach the 
gospel when I am dead." 

He entered into rest March 14, 1883. 

CHILDREN OF ANN V. AND I. B. COLEMAN. 

I. Elbert, 9 born Dec. 13, 1835, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
IE. Isaac David, 9 born Oct. 8, 1837, in Stephentown, N. Y. 



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571 (I) ElberV son of AnnV." 

Elbert Coleman, married May 31, 1858, in Stephentown, N.Y., 
to Hannah S. Hollis, and died in Stephentown, Oct. 25, 1878. 

CHILDREN OF ELBERT AND HANNAH S. COLEMAN. 

I. Florence, 10 born Feb. 5, 1860, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
IE. Isaac DeWitt, 10 born April ii, 1865, in Stephentown, 
N. Y. 



573 (I) Florence, 10 daughter of Elbert. 9 

Florence Coleman, married in Stephentown, N. Y., April 3, 

1877, to William L. Jackson. 

Florence Jackson died in Burnt Hills, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1883. 
William L. Jackson died in Burnt Hills, N. Y., June i, 1893. 



574 (H) Isaac DeWitt, 10 son of Elbert. 9 

Isaac DeWitt Coleman, married May u, 1889, in Stephentown, 

N. Y., to Phebe Saxby. 
Isaac DeWitt Coleman, died Nov. n, 1892, in New York City. 



572 (It) Isaac David, 9 son of Ann V. 8 

Isaac David Coleman enlisted during the Civil War in the 
1 25th N. Y. S. V., being Orderly Sergeant of Company E. He 
was afterward promoted, and while leading his men was killed 
June 1 6, 1864, in an engagement near Petersburg, Va. 



572 (H) Priscilla, 8 daughter of Nancy V. 7 

Priscilla Dunham, married William Wheeler. She lived and 
died in Lebanon, N. Y. 



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570 (HI) Mary T., 8 daughter of Nancy V. T 
Mary T. Dunham, married Isaiah Barnes. 

Isaiah Barnes is dead. Mary T. Barnes resides with son 
Isaiah in Peatville, Colo. 

CHILDREN OF MARY T. AND ISAIAH BARNES. 

I. William, 9 dead. 
II. Isaiah. 9 



576 (TI) Isaiah, 9 son of Mary T. 8 

Is married and lives in Peatville, Weld Co., Colorado. 



195 (Vm) Charity, 7 daughter of John.' 

Charity Tifft, married April 4, 1816, in Nassau, N. Y., to 
Varnum Maxon Babcock, who was born in Rhode Island, 
Dec. 26, 1790. He served as Justice of Peace a number of 
years in Stephentown, N. Y. 

Varnum Maxon Babcock died July 15, 1867, at Wagon Land- 
ing, Polk County, Wis. 

Charity Tifft Babcock died in Stephentown, N. Y., March 
2, 1838. 

CHILDREN OF CHARITY AND VARNUM M. BABCOCK. 

I. John Tifft, 8 born Dec. 12, 1817, in Nassau, N. Y. 
IE. Charity, 8 born Feb. 15, 1820, in Nassau, N. Y. 
IE. Varnum M., Jr., 8 born March 4, 1824, in Nassau, N. Y. 



577 (I) John ThTt, 8 son of Charity. 7 
John Tifft Babcock died in Alden, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1840. 



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578 (IT) Charity, 8 daughter of Charity. 7 

Charity Babcock, married Sept. 16, 1858, in Lyons, N. Y., by 
Rev. W. A. Fiske, to James Dolby Hunt, who was born in 
Burlington, Otsego Co., N. Y., Oct. 24, 1812, and died 
March 12, 1888, at Newark, N. Y. 
Charity (Babcock) Hunt resides in Newark, N. Y. 



579 (El) Varnum Maxon, Jr., 8 son of Charity. 7 

Varnum Maxon Babcock, Jr., married Sept. u, 1845, ' n 
Stephentown, N. Y., by Rev. R. Collins, to Calista M. Cole, 
who was born in Nassau, N. Y. 
Residence, Amery, Wis. 

Varnum M. Babcock, Jr., was a vestryman of St. John's 
Church ; was chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Polk Co., 
Wis., twelve years; Town Clerk and Assessor two terms; 
Sheriff one term ; Attorney two terms ; was appointed by Presi- 
dent Cleveland in 1887 Receiver of Public Moneys for the 
United States Land office at St. Croix Falls ; served as chair- 
man of Town Board of Lincoln, Wis., and District Attorney of 
Polk Co., Wis.; also as Postmaster of Amery, Wis. He drafted 
the charter for the village of Amery, and took it before the Cir- 
cuit Court for approval. 

CHILDREN OF VARNUM M. AND CALISTA BABCOCK. 

I. John Cole, 9 born July i, 1846, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

El. Charity Tifffc, 9 born Oct. 6, 1860, at Wagon Landing, 
Wis. 



580 (I) John Cole, 9 son of Varnum Maxon, Jr. 8 

John Cole Babcock, married Nov. 3, 1869, in Alden, Wis., by 
Rev. A. B. Peabody, to Sarah E. Dunning, who was born in 
Ohio. 

Residence, Amery, Wis. 



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581 (11) Charity Tiffb, 9 daughter of Varnum 
Maxon, Jr. 8 

Charity Tifft Babcock, married Sept. 22, 1875, ' n New Rich- 
mond, Wis., by Rev. Mr. Luscum, to Paul Turner. 

CHILDREN OF CHARITY T. AND PAUL TURNER. 

I. Oalista, 10 born Nov. 6, 1876, in Alden, Wis. 
IE. Ida, 10 born Oct. 27, 1878, in Alden, Wis. 



199 (IX) John, Jr., 7 son of John.' 

John Tifft, Jr., married Dec. 24, 1818, to Chloe Field, who 
was born Jan. 27, 1798, and died April 10, 1864, in Cooper, 
Mich. 

John Tifft, married a second time, April, 13, 1867, to Harriet 
Joshling, who died Dec. 20, 1869, in Cooper, Mich. 

John Tifft died Oct. 20, 1868, in Cooper, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND CHLOE TIFFT. 

I. Martha Ann, 8 born Jan. 18, 1820, in Nassau, N. Y. 

II. Nancy M., 8 born April 3, 1821, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IH. Sprague Miner, 8 born April 8, 1823, in Nassau, N.Y. 

IV. Spelman V., 8 born Jan. 29, 1828, in Nassau, N. Y. 

V. Ursula Oabrilla, 8 born April 28, 1830, in Nassau, N.Y. 

VI. Emily Alvira, 8 born Aug. 6, 1832 ; died July 14, 1844, 
in Nassau, N. Y. 



584 (I) Martha Ann, 8 daughter of John, Jr. T 

Martha Ann Tifft, married Sept. 6, 1838, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Isaac J. Hoag, who was born in 
Chatham, N. Y., March n, 1819. 
Isaac J. Hoag was licensed to preach by the Rensselaer 

County U. M., in 1846. He was ordained by the Free Will 

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Baptist Church of Poestenkill, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1848, serving 
that church six years at that time, and six years again later in 
life. He was pastor of the Odessa, N. Y. church twice, three 
years each time, and was in the ministry 43 years. He 
died in Johnsburgh, Warren Co., N. Y., March 22, 1891. His 
wife, Martha Ann Tifft Hoag, died in Johnsburgh, N. Y., Dec. 
4, 1879. 

CHILD OF MARTHA ANN AND ISAAC J. HOAG. 

I. Lovina Adell, 9 born Jan. 12, 1848, in Nassau, N. Y. 



590 (I) Lovina Adell, 9 daughter of Martha Ann 8 

Lovina Adell Hoag, married Dec. 22, 1869, in Odessa, N. Y., 
Schuyler Co., by Rev. O. S. Brown, to Joseph Hart Topping, 
who was born in Montour, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1841, and died in 
Montour, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1876. 

Lovina A. Topping married a second time, March 18, 1879, ' n 
Johnsburgh, N. Y., by Rev. I. J. Hoag, to John A. Straight, 
who was born in Johnsburgh, N. Y., Oct. 12, 184.";. 

Residence, North Creek, Warren Co., N. Y. 

CHILD OF LOVINA A. AND JOSEPH H. TOPPING. 

I. Joseph Hoag, 10 born July 24, 1876, in Montour, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF LOVINA A. AND JOHN A. STRAIGHT. 

IE. Bennie Eugene, 10 born Dec. 25, 1879, in Johnsburgh, 

N. Y. 

EL Dema Martha, 10 born Jan. 14, 1883, in Johnsburgh, 
N. Y. 

IV. Maud Marram, 10 born July 29, 1889, in Johnsburgh, 

N. Y. 



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585 (H) Nancy M, 8 daughter of John, Jr. 7 

Nancy M. Tifft, married Sept. 29, 1838, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. A. H. Miller, to Paul Palmer, who was born July 15, 
1812, in Nassau, N. Y., and died April 3, 1883, in Alamo, 
Mich. 

CHILD OF NANCY M. AND PAUL PALMER. 

I. John H., 9 born Aug. i, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y. 



595 (I) John H., 9 son of Nancy M. 8 

John H. Palmer, married March 25, 1868, in Tonawanda, N.Y., 
to Emily R. Becker. 

Residence, Alamo, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN H AND EMILY R. PALMER. 

I. Walter H., 10 born Dec. 31, 1870, in Alamo, Mich. 

H. Charles H., 10 born Oct. 19, 1874, in Alamo, Mich. 

ILT. Raymond, A., 10 born Feb. 22, 1880, in Alamo, Mich. 

IV. Irving J., 10 born Jan. 26, 1884, in Alamo, Mich. 



596 (I) Walter H., 10 son of John H. 9 

Walter H. Palmer is a teacher in the public schools of Alamo, 
Mich. 



597 (H) Charles H., 10 son of John H. 9 

Charles H. Palmer is in the employ of the Government at 
Alamo, Mich., as a Postal Clerk. 



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598 (El) Raymond A., 10 son of John H. 9 

Raymond A. Palmer is a student in the Plainwell, Mich., 
High School. 



599 (IV) Irving J., 10 son of John H.* 
Irving J. Palmer. 



586 (IV) Spelman V., 8 son of John Jr. 7 

Spelman V. Tifft, married Nov. 29, 1845, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Abigail Wheeler, who was born July 
30, 1828, in Nassau, N. Y. 
Spelman V. Tifft died Jan. i, 1895, ' n Kalamazoo, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF SPELMAN V. AND ABIGAIL TIFFT. 

I. Melissa, 9 born May 28, 1847, in Nassau, N. Y. 
IE. George John, 9 born March 4, 1852, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

EH. Edward Spelman, 9 born Sept. 10, 1854, ' n Buffalo, 
N. Y.; died June 19, 1857, in Cooper, Mich. 

IV. Carrie Hulda, 9 born May 5, 1857, in Alamo, Mich. 

V. Eugene Montville, 9 born Jan. 25, 1860, in Alamo, 
Mich.; died April 8, 1877, in Cooper, Mich. 

VI. Francelia Jenette,' born June 15, 1862, in Cooper, 

Mich. 

VII. Etta, 9 born May 6, 1865, in Cooper, Mich. 
VTH. Fred, 9 born Aug. 23, 1871, in Cooper, Mich. 



600 (I) Melissa, 9 daughter of Spelman V.' 

Melissa Tifft, married Jan. 7, 1864, in Cooper, Mich., to Peter 

Dickerson. 
Melissa Dickerson, married a second time Jan. 12, 1876, in 

Kalamazoo, Mich., to Theodore Armstrong. 

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CHILD OF MELISSA TIFFT AND PETER DICKKRSON. 

I. Susan Cora, 10 born April 20, 1865, in Alamo, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF MELISSA AND THEODORE ARMSTRONG. 

II. Lewis Darwin, 10 born Aug. 15, 1877, in Portage, Mich. 

IE. La Verne Edson, 10 born March ao, 1881, in Kalamazoo, 

Mich. 



601 (EC) George John,' son of Spelman V.' 

George John Tifft, married July 19, 1874, in Alamo, Mich., by 

J. C. Condon, to Priscilla Weliver. 
George John Tifft died Sept. 28, 1888, in Cooper, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE JOHN AND PRISCILLA TIFFT. 

I. Elmer Guy, 10 born Feb. 14, 1875, in Cooper, Mich. 

IE. George Pay, 10 born Oct. 5, 1876, in Portage, Mich. 

IQ. Daisa M., 10 born May 18, 1878, in Portage, Mich. 

IV. Myrta, 10 born Jan 8, 1880, in Alamo, Mich. 

V. Edna Elvira, 10 born July 5, 1882, in Alamo, Mich. ; died 

Sept. 4, 1894, in Richland, Mich. 

VI. Mabel, 10 born Sept. 7, 1884, in Cooper, Mich. 

611 (I) Elmer Guy, 10 son of George John.* 

Elmer Guy Tifft, married Sept. n, 1893, in Kalamazoo, Mich., 

by D. French, J. P., to Nellie C. Deback. 
Residence, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

612 (H) George Fay, 10 son of George John.' 

George Fay Tifft. 
Residence, Kalamazoo, Mich. 



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613 (HI) Daisa M., 10 daughter of George John. 9 

Daisa M. Tifft, married April 19, 1893, in Ben ton Harbor, 
Mich., by W. H. Prescott, to Clarence Maddox. 



614 (TV) Myrta, 10 daughter of George John.' 
Myrta Tifft. 

616 (VI) Mabel, 10 daughter of George John*. 
Mabel Tifft. 

603 (TV) Carrie Hulda, 9 daughter of Spelman V. 8 

Carrie Hulda Tifft, married April, 1873, i Cooper, Mich., by 
J. Albertson, J. P., to Henry Rogers. 

CHILDREN OF CARRIE H. AND HENRY ROGERS. 

I. William, 10 born March 6, 1874, in Cooper, Mich. 
IE. Delia E., 10 born Sept. 3, 1877, in Cooper, Mich. 
UJ. Melinda, 10 born Nov. 5, 1891, in Scotts, Mich. 

605 (VI) Prancelia Jennette, 9 daughter of 
Spelman V. 8 

Francelia Jennette Tifft, married Jan. i, 1878, in Plainwell, 
Mich, by J. H. Fletcher, to Samuel Mowl. 

Residence, Cooper, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF FRANCELIA J. AND SAMUEL MOWL. 

I. Ora S., 10 born Aug. 7, 1880, in Cooper, Mich. 
II. Lillie M., 10 born Jan. 18, 1883, in Cooper, Mich. 



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606 (VH) Etta, 9 daughter of Spelman V.' 

EttaTifft, married Nov. 25, 1879, in Plainwell, Mich. ,by G. L. 

Cole, to Robert Mowl. 
Residence, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF ETTA AND ROBERT MOWL. 

I. Perley M., 10 born Aug. 23, 1881, in Cooper, Mich. 
II. Maud G., 10 born March 27, 1884, in Cooper, Mich. 
IH. Grace 0., born March 29, 1889, in Cooper, Mich. 

607 (VHI) Fred, 9 son of Spelman V. 8 

Fred Tifft, married Nov. n, 1891, in Kalamazoo, Mich., by 

J. H. Johnstone, to Effie Bachelder. 
Residence, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

CHILD OF FRED AND EFFIE TIFFT. 

I. Floyd E., 10 born April 16, 1893, in Kalamazoo, Mich. 



587 (V) Ursula OabriUa, 8 daughter of John, Jr. 7 

Ursula Cabrilla Tifft, married April 9, 1846, by Rev. I. B. Cole- 
'man, to Edward Vickery, who was born Feb. 28, 1826, in 
Nassau, N. Y., and died Dec. 16, 1880, in Pine Grove, Mich. 
He served in the Civil War under General McClellan ; was in 
both battles of Bull Run, and was honorably discharged. He 
was a deacon in the Baptist Church. 

Ursula Vickery died May 10, 1870, in Pine Grove, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF URSULA C. AND EDWARD VICKERY. 

I. Ira, 9 born March 8, 1848, in Sand Lake, N Y. 

II. Josiah, 9 born in 1850. 

EH. Emma, 9 born Aug. 12, 1851, in Sand Lake, N. Y. 

IV. Eli, 9 born in 1856. 

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V. Olive, 9 born in 1864. 
VI. Josephine, 9 born in 1866. 



626 (I) Ira, 9 son of Ursula Cabrilla." 

Ira Vickery was married in 1868, and has held the office of 

Supervisor three terms. 
Residence, Crary, N. Dakota. 

CHILDREN OF IRA AND VICKERY. 

I. Edwin E., 10 born Dec. 28, 1870, Van Buren Co., Mich. 
H. Edith M., 10 born May 6, 1874. 
HI. Claud, 10 born Oct. 6, 1876. 

627 (H) Josiah, 9 son of Ursula Oabrilla. 8 

Josiah Vickery, married in 1871 and has four children, all 

church members. 
Residence, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF JOSIAH AND VICKERY. 

I. Hannah. 10 

H. Maime. 10 

m. Lillie. 10 

IV. May. 10 

628 (HI) Emma, 9 daughter of Ursula Oabrilla. 8 

Emma Vickery, married March 8, 1868 in Pine Grove, Mich., 
by Esq. Stur, to Mage Milliman, who was born June 4, 1849, 
in Burns, N. Y. 

Married second time in 1880, to Richard T. Scott, in Cooper, 
Mich. 

Residence, Otsego, Mich. 

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CHILD OF MAGE AND EMMA VICKERY. 

I. Rhuel P., 10 born April 8, 1869, in Pine Grove, Mich. 

629 (IV) Eli, 9 son of Ursula Cabrilla. 8 

Eli Vickery, married by Elder Williams. He is a deacon in the 

Baptist Church. 
Residence, Gobies, Mich. 

CHILD OF ELI AND VICKERY. 

I. Oelia. 10 

630 (V) Olive, 9 daughter of Ursula Cabrilla. 8 

Olive Vickery, married in 1889 to Christopher DeLambert. 

Members of Presbyterian Church. 
Residence, Gobies, Mich. 

CHILDREN OF OLIVE AND CHRISTOPHER DE LAMBERT. 

I. , 10 died 

II. Emma, 10 born Sept. 17, 1892. 

631 (VI) Josephine, 9 daughter of Ursula Cabrilla. 8 

Joseph Vickery, married July 2, 1892, in Billings, Montana, by 
Rev. Mr. Sproule, to Robert L. Davis. Members of Christian 
Church, Valparaiso, Ind. 

Josephine Vickery Davis was educated in the Northern 
Indiana Normal School, and taught in the public schools of 
Michigan and Iowa; graduated in Phonography in 1887, and 
was cashier for two years in the Home Bank, Homeston, la. 
Residence, Red Lodge, Montana. 

CHILD OF JOSEPHINE AND ROBERT L. DAVIS. 

I. Glenn, 10 born Sept. 21, 1893. 



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588 (V) Sprague Miner," son of John, Jr. 7 

Sprague Miner Tifft, married Dec. 23, 1846, in Schodack, N. 

Y., by Rev. Edward Holmes, to Rebecca Cole, who was born 

Sept. 16, 1821, in Nassau, N. Y. 
Sprague M. Tifft died March 3, 1854. 
Rebecca Cole Tifft resides at Maiden Bridge, N. Y. 



200 (X) Sprague, 7 son of John. 8 

Sprague Tifft, married Jan. 10, 1822, in Stephentown, N. Y., to 
Lydia Culver, (daughter of Levi and Lydia Culver,) who was 
born in Stephentown, N. Y., in August, 1802, and died 
March 31, 1823. 

Sprague Tifft, married a second time, Oct. 24, 1827, in Caanan, 
N. Y-, by Rev. Z. Clark, to Sophia B. Watson, (daughter of 
David and Hannah Watson,) who was born in Caanan, March 
i, 1809. 

Sprague Tifft lived on a portion of the original Tifft Home- 
stead in Nassau, N. Y. He was a remarkable bright old man, 
retaining all his faculties up to the time of his death, April 28, 
1896. 

CHILD OF SPRAGUE AND LYDIA TIFFT. 

I. Lydia A., 8 born Jan. 20, 1823, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF SPRAGUE AND SOPHIA B. TIFFT. 

II. Sprague W., 8 born Oct. 4, 1829, in Nassau, N. Y. ; 

died Sept. 7, 1831. 
TTT. Arasmus D., 8 born Feb. 22, 1830, in Nassau, N. Y. ; 

died March 21, 1830. 

IV. George, W., 8 born Jan. 29, 1831, in Nassau, N. Y. 
V. James Edward, 8 born Aug. 12, 1832, in Nassau, N.Y. 

VI. Willard DeWitt, 8 born Aug. 13, 1834, in Nassau, 
N. Y. 

VTJ. Frances S., 8 born June 21, 1836, in Nassau, N. Y. 
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VIE. Cordelia Hannah, 8 born Sept. 26, 1838. in Nassau, 
N. Y. 

IX. Samuel W., 8 born Jan. 24, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y.; 
died Nov. 17, 1843. 

X. Malinda Vallett , 8 born Aug. i, 1842, in Nassau, 
N. Y. 

XI. Amelia O., 8 born Sept. 25, 1844, in Nassau, N. Y. 

XTT. Nelson Isaac, 8 born Dec. 9, 1846, in Nassau, N. Y. 

XTTT. Martha J., 8 born July 23, 1849, in Nassau, N. Y. 

XIV. Joseph L., 8 born Oct. 21, 1851, in Nassau, N. Y. 

XV. Emerson A., 8 born Sept. 18, 1853, in Nassau, N. Y. 



644 (I) Lydia, 8 daughter of Sprague. 7 

Lydia A. Tifft, married June , 1840, in Troy, N. Y., to 
Leander O. Daboll, who was born in Stephen town, N. Y., Feb. 
4, 1819. 

Lydia A. Daboll died in Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1868, and 
was buried in Dunham's Hollow, N. Y. 

Leander Daboll was a general merchant for forty years in Dun- 
ham's Hollow, and died there Jan. 31, 1892. 

CHILDREN OF LYDIA A. AND LEANDER O. DABOLL. 

I. George O., 9 born April 22, 1841, in Stephentown, N. Y. 
IE. Willmot C., 9 born Oct. 10, 1848, in Stephentown, N. Y. 



659 (I) George O., 9 son of Lydia A. 8 

George O. Daboll, married Sept. 12, 1865, by Rev. I. B. Cole- 
man, to Margaret White, who was born in Nassau, N. Y., 
April 8, 1846. 
George O. Daboll was a dealer in general merchandise in 

Alps, N. Y. He died in Albany, N. Y., April 21, 1895 and 

buried at Alps, N. Y. 

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CHILD OF GEORGE O. AND MARGARET DABOLL. 

I. Ethelyn S., 10 born Feb. 4, 1873, in Nassau, N. Y. 

660 (II) Willmot O., 9 son of Lydia A. 8 

VVillmot C. Daboll, married Sept. 15, 1869, by Rev. I. B. 

Coleman, to Sarah Carrier, who was born in Stephentown, 

N. Y., Oct. 5, 1850, and died June 27, 1872. 
Willmot C. Daboll, married a second time, Sept. 29, 1875, Dv 

Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Sarah E. Kelly, who was born in 

Troy, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1852. 

Wilmot C. Daboll is the manager of R. G. Dunn's Mercantile 
Agency in Troy, N. Y. 

CHILD OF WILLMOT C. AND SARAH DABOLL. 

I. George W., 10 born July 22, 1871, in Nassau, N. Y. 

CHILD OF WILLMOT C. AND SARAH E. K. DABOLL. 

IE. Helena A., 10 born Sept. 15, 1878, in Troy, N. Y. 

662 (I) George W., 10 son of Willmot 0.' 

George W. Daboll is employed in the Saving Department of 
National State Bank of Troy, N. Y. 



647 (TV) George W., 8 son of Sprague. 7 

George W. Tifft, married Oct. 7, 1852, in Albany, N. Y., by 
Rev. H. Washburn, to Julia A. Larkin, who was born May 
6, 1831, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Residence, 727 River St., Troy, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. AND JULIA A. TIFFT. 

I. Georgianna L., 9 born March 4, 1854, in Halfmoon, 
N. Y.; died May 4, 1875. 

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n. Flora E., 9 born Aug. 4, 1856. 
m. Carrie E., 9 born Aug. 22, 1866. 
IV. Grace B., 9 born Oct. 21, 1872. 



665 (II) Flora E., 9 daughter of George W. 8 

Flora E. Tifft, married April 9, 1879, in Clifton Park, N. Y., 
by Rev. Mr. Howe, to Richard Hill, who was born in New 
York City, Feb. 27, 1857. 



666 (IE) Carrie E,, 9 daughter of George W. 8 

Carrie E. Tifft, married Oct. 21, 1891, in Halfmoon, N. Y., by 
Rev. Mr. Allen, to Charles Englemore, who was born April 
23, 1866, in Clifton Park, N. Y. 



667 (IV) Grace B., 9 daughter of George W. 8 
Grace B. Tifft. 



648 (V) James Edward, 8 son of Sprague. 7 

James Edward Tifft, married Sept. 15, 1857, in Nassau, N. Y., 
by Rev. N. Van Alstine, to Mary Ann Weir, who was born in 
Nassau, N. Y., April 10, 1835, and died July 21, 1860. 

James E. Tifft, married a second time, March 12, 1871, to 
Carrie E. Sickles. 

He enlisted Aug. 15, 1861 in the i25th N. Y. V., Co. E, for 
three years, and was discharged June 5, 1864, at Alexandria, Va. 

James E. Tifft died in Troy, N. Y., June 15, 1874. 

CHILD OF JAMES EDWARD AND MARV ANN TIFFT. 

I. Alice A., 9 born July n, 1858 in Stephentown, N. Y. 
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CHILD OF JAMES EDWARD AND CARRIE E. TIFFT. 

IE. Edward S., 9 born June 8, 1873, in Troy, N. Y. 

668 (I) Alice A., 9 daughter of James Edward. 8 

Alice A. Tifft, married Dec. 23, to John Hitchcock, who was 

born Nov. 15, 1853, in West Hawley, Mass. 
Residence, Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF ALICE A. AND JOHN HITCHCOCK. 

I. Edward S., 10 born May 13, 1881. 
II. Malinda L., 10 born May 4, 1883. 

669 (H) Edward S., 9 son of James Edward. 8 
Edward S. Tifft. 



649 (VI) Willard DeWitt, 8 son of Sprague. 7 

Willard DeWitt Tifft, married July 4, 1864, in Crooked Lake, 
N. Y., by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Adaline S. Larkin, who 
was born in Nassau, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1840. 
Willard DeWitt Tifft has been Postmaster at Hoag's Corners, 

N. Y., for twenty years. 

Residence, Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF WILLARD DEWITT AND ADALINE S. TIFFT. 

I 

I. Winnie M., 9 born Nov. 6, 1866, in Nassau, N. Y. 

II. Delmar D., 9 born Jan. 29, 1870, in Nassau, N. Y. ; died 
Nov. 15, 1890 in Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 

ITJ. Charles S., 9 born July 28, 1873, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. Jennie A., 9 born July 4, 1875, in Hoag's Corners, Y. Y. 

V. Mabel F., 9 born July 24, 1881, in Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 

VI. Florence A., 9 born Oct. 9, 1883, in Hoag's Corners, N.Y. 



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672 (I) Winnie M., 9 daughter of Willard DeWitt. 8 

Winnie M. Tifft, married June 13, 1887, in Hoag's Corners, N. 
Y., by Rev. P. L. Dow, to James M. Adsit, who was born in 
Clifton Park, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1866. 



674 (HI) Charles S., 9 son of Willard DeWitt. 8 

Charles S. Tifft, married July 14, 1894, in Sand Lake, N. Y., 
by Rev. R. Washburn, to Hattie M. Adams, who was born in 
Sand Lake, July 22, 1878. 



675 (IV) Jennie A., 9 daughter of Willard 

DeWitt. 8 
Jennie A. Tifft. 



676 (V) Mabel P., 9 daughter of Millard DeWitt. 8 
Mabel F. Tifft. 



677 (VI) Florence A., 9 daughter of Willard 
DeWitt. 8 

Florence A. Tifft. 



650 (VH.) Frances S., 8 daughter of Sprague. 7 

Frances S. Tifft, married Sept. 9, 1856, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Charles S. White, who was born in 
Nassau, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1833. 

Residence, Newark, N. Y. 

CHILD OF FRANCES S. AND CHARLES S. WHITE. 

I. Fred O., 9 born July i, 1858, in Nassau, N. Y. 



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678 (I) Fred C., 9 son of Frances S." 
Fred C. White, married Oct. n, 1882, in Newark, N. Y., by 

J. H. Moore, to Minnie May Horton, who was born in 

Arcadia, N. Y. 
Residence, Newark, N. Y. 

CHILD OF FRED C. AND MINNIE M. WHITE. 

I. Elmer P., 10 born Dec. 24, 1883, in Newark, N. Y. 



651 (VHI) Cordelia Hannah, 8 daughter of 

Sprague. 7 
Cordelia Hannah Tifft, married Dec. 31, 1860, in Nassau, N. Y., 

by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Eugene E. Gardner, who was born 

in Stephentown, N. Y., March 4, 1836. 

In 1863 E. E. Gardner moved to Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., 
and in partnership with Mr. Cornell, bought and operated the 
Ontario Flouring Mills. They sold the mills in 1867 and 
bought a farm at East Newark. 

Cordelia H. Gardner was a member of Ontario Grange and 
edited the Grange paper. 
She died Sept. 17, 1887, in East Newark, N. Y. 

CHILD OF CORDELIA H. AND EUGENE E. GARDNER. 

I. Pearl S., 9 born, Nov. 4, 1866, in Phelps, N. Y. 

680 (I) Pearl S., 9 daughter of Cordelia, 8 

Pearl S Gardner, married March 26, 1889, in Clyde, N. Y., by 
Rev. J. B. Vrooman, to Edward Parkhurst, who was born in 
Ashford, Kent Co., England, Feb. 4, 1864. 

Residence, Newark, N. Y. 

CHILD OF PEARL S. AND EDWARD PARKHURST. 

I. Malcolm Earl, 10 born May 24, 1890; died Sept. 16, 1890, 
in Newark, N. Y. 



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653 (X) Malinda Vallett, 8 daughter of Sprague. 1 

Malinda Vallett Tifft, married Sept. 30, 1870, in Hoag's Cor- 
ner's N. Y., by Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Jedadiah Chatman, 
who was born in Stephentown, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1834. 

Residence, Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 



654 (XI) Amelia O., 8 daughter of Sprague. 1 

Amelia C. Tifft resides with her aged parents on the home- 
stead, Nassau, N. Y. 



655 (XII) Nelson Isaac," son of Sprague. 1 

Nelson Isaac Tifft, married Feb. 2, 1870, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Frances Mary Larkin, who was born 
June 17, 1848, in Nassau, N. Y. 

Residence, Hoag's Corners, N. Y. 

CHILD OF NELSON ISAAC AND FRANCES M. TIFFT. 

I. Bertha May, 9 born Aug. 17, 1882, in Hoag's Corners. 

656 (Xm) Martha J., 8 daughter of Sprague. 1 

Martha J. Tifft, married March 27, 1873, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Isaiah Johnson, who was born in 
1845, in West Stephentown, N. Y. 

Residence, East Greenbush, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF MARTHA J. AND ISAIAH JOHNSON. 

I. Martha Sophia, 9 born Jan. 21, 1874, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IE. Frederick A., 9 born June 22, 1879, in Nassau, N. Y. 

TTT Sprague V., 9 born March 17, 1882, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IV. Melvina S., 9 born July 25, 1883, in Nassau, N. Y. 



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683 (I) Martha Sophia, 9 daughter of Martha J. 8 

Martha Sophia Johnson, married April 5, 1889, in Spring Lake, 
N. Y., by Rev. D. P. Frink, to Charles Fuller, who was born 
in Conquest, N. Y., July 13, 1870. 

CHILD OF MARTHA SOPHIA AND CHARLES FULLER. 

I. Melvina J., 10 born June 4, 1892, in Spring Lake, N. Y. 

657 (XIV) Joseph L., 8 son of Sprague. 7 

Joseph L. Tifft, married Dec. 31, 1885, in Troy, N. Y., by 
Rev. Dr. Dow, to Lillie Bolles, who was born in Troy, N. Y., 

March 24, 1866. 
Residence, Troy, N. Y. 

CHILD OF JOSEPH L. AND LILLIE TIFFT. 

I. Ella May, 9 born Feb. 2, 1888 ; died Nov. 25, 1892. 



658 (XV) Emerson A., 8 son of Sprague. 7 

Emerson A. Tifft, married May 28, 1887, in Belford, Mich., by 
Rev. Charles Evans, to Anna B. Tiffany, who was born in 
Phelps, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1859. 

Residence, 2206 W. Monroe St., Chicago, 111. 



201 (XI) Joseph, 7 son of John. 6 

Joseph Tifft, married Dec. 3, 1825, in Sand Lake, N. Y., by 
Marcus Peck, J. P., to Sally Cross Simmons, who was born 
Oct. 5, 1803. 
Joseph Tifft lived on half of the original Tifft Homestead in 

Nassau, N. Y., which consisted of two hundred acres. After his 

father's death, Joseph and Sprague cared for their mother (Anna). 

Joseph Tefft died in Nassau, N. Y., May 24, 1879. 

Sally C. Tifft died in Nassau, March 23, 1885. 

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CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND SALLY C. TIFFT. 

I. Abbie Jane, 8 born Oct. 21, 1826, in Nassau, N. Y.; 
died Feb. 24, 1828, in Nassau, N. Y. 

IE. Joseph Cyrus, 8 born Jan. 28, 1828, in Nassau, N. Y.; 
died Oct. 29, 1840, in Nassau, N. Y. 

HI. Abigail Simmons, 8 born April 26, 1833, in Nassau, 

N. Y. 
IV. Susan Ann, 8 born June 10, 1835, in Nassau, N. Y. 

V. Ulissa M., 8 born April 22, 1837 in Nassau, N. Y.; died 
April, 6, 1839. 

VI. Sarah Maria, 8 born Nov. 9, 1844, in Nassau, N. Y. 

VII. Charity Matilda, 8 born Aug. 19, 1845, in Nassau, 
N. Y.; died July 13, 1847. 



691 (IH) Abigail Simmons, 7 daughter of Joseph* 

Abigail Simmons Tifft, married Jan. 28, 1866, in Nassau, N. Y., 

by. Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Zachariah Smith. (Separated.) 
Residence, North Nassau, N. Y. 



692 (IV) Susan Ann, 8 daughter of Joseph. 7 

Susan Ann Tifft, married Feb. 29, 1860, in Nassau, N. Y., by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to Stephen Edgar Williams, who was 
born July 7, 1834. 

Residence, North Nassau, N. Y. 



694 (VI) Sarah Maria, 8 daughter of Joseph. 7 

Sarah Maria Tifft, married Sept. 5, 1870, in Nassau, N. Y.^ by 
Rev. I. B. Coleman, to George Giles, and died in Nassau, 
N. Y., Aug. 12, 1877. 



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202 (XII) George Washington/ son of John. 6 

George Washington Tifft, married March 14, 1827, to Lucy Enos, 
the daughter of Joseph and Thankful Enos, who was born 
Dec. 2, 1805, in New Lebanon, N. Y., and died Aug. 21, 
1870, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

George Washington Tifft' s first business enterprise was the 
clearing of timber land in the vicinity of his early home. This, 
with other similar ventures, combined with his natural business 
sagacity, resulted in his having, when 21 years of age, quite a 
sum of money for that locality. He remained in Nassau, N. Y., 
after his marriage until he was 25 years of age, at which time he 
removed to his farm, previously purchased, in Orleans County. 
In 1841 he went to Michigan City, Ind., and engaged in buy- 
ing and shipping grain. In 1842 he came to Buffalo and formed 
a co-partnership with the late Dean Richmond in the milling 
business, and in 1843 ne opened a branch of the transporta- 
tion line, known as the Troy and Michigan Six-day Line, (did 
not run on Sundays), under the name of George W. Tifft & Co. 
Selling his interest in the boats the next year, he formed a part- 
nership with Henry H. Sizer in the produce and commission busi- 
ness. For the nine years following this he gave his attention to 
the milling business. He was prominent among the founders of 
the International Bank of Buffalo, of which he was the first presi- 
dent, occupying the position until 1857, the year of the great 
financial crash, which carried down so many banks and business 
houses. He among others was compelled to suspend. 

In 1857 he took hold of the steam engine company, built 
blast furnaces and conceived the idea of smelting Lake Superior 
ore with mineral coal. In 1858 Mr. Tifft became the president 
of the New York & Lake Erie Railroad. About this time he 
turned his attention to the improvement of real estate and be- 
came an extensive builder, putting up the Tifft House, Buffalo, 
then the principal hotel of the city ; also the Tifft elevator, be- 
sides about 74 dwelling houses. Soon after he came to Buffalo 
he purchased about 600 acres of land in the southern portion of 
the city, known as the Tifft Farm. This tract he sold, with the 

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exception of a few parcels which he disposed of to his children. 
He also owned an extensive tract of land in Shelby County, Iowa. 

The last twenty years of his life was given chiefly to the man- 
agement of the Buffalo Engine Works, which was owned by the 
firm of George W. Tifft, Sons & Co. 

Amid all the changes of his eventful life Mr. Tifft always 
maintained an unimpaired credit ; always holding his obliga- 
tions sacred. He took a deep interest in public affairs, although 
never accepting office. He was a great admirer of Lincoln and 
gave largely toward the support of the war. 

During the whole of his residence in Buffalo, a period of 40 
years, he was identified with the Central Presbyterian Church. 
George W. Tifft died June 24, 1882, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND LUCY TIFFT. 

I. John Vallett, 8 born March 28, 1828, in Stephentown, 
N. Y. 

II. Sarah. Ann, 8 born Oct. 25, 1829, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

m. Lucy, 8 born April 10, 1837, in Hulburton, N. Y. 

IV. George Harrison, 8 born April 13, 1840, in Holly, N.Y. 

V. Mary Augusta, 8 born June 24, 1843, in Holly, N. Y. 



696 (I) John Vallett, 8 son of George Washington. 7 

John Vallett Tifft, married April 17, 1882, in Buffalo, by Rev. 

David Frazer, to Maria L. Pitkin. 
John Vallett Tifft died Jan. 3, 1884, in Buffalo, N. Y. 
Maria L. Tifft resides in Buffalo, N. Y. 



697 (IE) Sarah Ann, 8 daughter of George 
Washington. 7 

Sarah Ann Tifft, married Jan. n, 1854, in Buffalo, N. Y., by 
Rev. John C. Lord, D. D., to Charles C. F. Gay, M. D., who 

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was born in Pittsfield, Mass., Jan. 7, 1821, (the son of William 

and Maria Gay,) and died March 17, 1886, in Buffalo, N, Y. 

Dr. Gay was a skillful surgeon, and was connected with the 
General Hospital of Buffalo, N. Y. , for more than twenty years. 
He was also Professor of Surgery in the Medical Department of 
Niagara University of Buffalo for a number of years. He was 
one of the founders of the Society of Natural Sciences and a 
member of the original board of directors. Was also, for many 
years, connected with the State Medical Society, and with the 
Erie County Medical Society, of which he was president for 
some time. 

Mrs. S. A. Gay is one of the corporate managers of the "Home 
for the Friendless" in Buffalo, representing the Central Presby- 
terian Church. 

ADOPTED CHILD OF SARAH ANN AND DR. C. C. F. GAY. 

II. Louis Whiting,' born Feb. 18, 1869, in Buffalo, N. Y. 



698 (IE) Lucy, 8 daughter of George Wash- 
ington. 7 . 

Lucy Tifft, married Dec. 2, 1863, in Buffalo, N. Y., by Rev. 
John C. Lord, D. D., to Charles L. Whiting of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and died Feb. 27, 1869, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

She was graduated with honor when 16 years of age, from the Buf- 
falo Female Seminary. She received the gold medal as the best 
mathematician of the school. Professor Davies, author of 

Davies' Algebra and Geometry, spoke of her ability upon that 

occasion in high terms. 

CHILDREN OF LUCY AND CHARLES L. WHITING. 

I. George W. Tiflt, 9 born Feb. 8, 1866, in Buffalo, N. Y.; 
died Dec. 3, 1876. 

IE. Louis, 9 born Feb. 18, 1869, in Buffalo, N. Y. 



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702 (II) Louis Whiting, 9 son of Lucy, 8 and adopted 
son of Dr. 0. C. P. and Sarah A. Gay. 

Louis Whiting Gay, married Aug. 31, 1886, in Tonawanda, 
N. Y., by Rev. J. P. Smith, to Gertrude Cornell, who was 
born in Oil City, Pa., Dec. 8, 1871. 



699 (IV) George Harrison, 8 son of George 
Washington. 7 

George Harrison Tifft was killed by a falling wall at the burn- 
ing of the American Hotel at Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1865, 
while serving as fireman in the Citizens Taylor Hose Company 
No. i. 



700 (V) Mary Augusta, 8 daughter of George 
Washington. 7 

Mary Augusta Tifft, married Sept. 5, 1865, in Buffalo, N. Y., 
N. Y., by Rev. John C. Lord, D. D., to George D. Plympton, 
who was born in Buffalo, May, 1839, and died Nov., 1890, in 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mary Augusta Plympton was graduated when 1 6 years of age 
from Buffalo Female Seminary. She belongs to the Graduates' 
Association of the same school, and is also a member of the 
Woman's Twentieth Century Club. 

CHILDREN OF MARY A. AND GEORGE D. PLYMPTON. 

I. Lucy Tifft, 9 born June 26, 1868, in Buffalo, N. Y. 
n. Alice Gardner, 9 born Oct. 14, 1870, in Buffalo, N. Y. 



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704 (IE) Alice Gardner, 9 daughter of Mary 
Augusta. 8 

Alice Gardner Plympton, married June 28, 1892, in Buffalo, 
N. Y., by Rev. S. S. Mitchell, D. D., to Peter C. Cornell, 
M. D., who was born in Buffalo, June 28, 1865. 



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APPENDIX A. 



State of Rhode Island, 
Secretary of State's Office, Providence. 

APRIL 26, 1895. 
MRS. MARIA E. TIFFT, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Madam: In reply to yours of the 22nd would say that your 
former communication was received and have just been able to 
make the search for information desired. I find the name as 
follows : 

Teffb. Tefb. Tiffb. Tift. 

Abraham. Daniel. Caleb. David. 

Gardner. James. Daniel. Samuel, Jr. 

James. John. David. 

Robert. David, Sr. 

Solomon. George. 

Oliver. 

Robert. 

Solomon. 

Thomas. 

The above named persons served in the Revolutionary War, as 
appears of record in this office. 

Yours respectfully, 

C. P. BENNETT, 

Sec. of State. 



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State of Rhode Island, 
Secretary of State's Office, Providence. 

OCTOBER 7, 1895. 
MRS. MARIA E. TIFFT, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Madam: In reply to yours of October 2nd would say, I think 
John and Robert Tefft came from the town of Richmond in this 
state, as I learn from the records of that town, that 
John Tefft was born in Richmond, March 9, 1729. 
Robert Tefft was born in Richmond, May 25, 1732. 
The name is spelled Tefft all through said town records. The 
spelling in our Revolutionary records is very bad, and is 
undoubtedly due to the scribe's inability to spell correctly. 
Yours respectfully, 

C. P. BENNETT, 

Sec. of State. 

State of Rhode Island, 
Secretary of State's Office, Providence. 

SEPTEMBER, 30, 1895. 

I hereby certify that it appears of record in this office that 
John Teft served as a private in Captain Jesse Burdick's Com- 
pany of militia, being a detachment from Col. Joseph Noye's regi- 
ment, from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5, 1777, being ordered on duty by 
the General Assembly. 

Attest . CHARLES P. BENNETT, 

[SEAL] Sec. of State. 

SEPTEMBER, 30, 1895. 

I hereby certify that it appears of record in this office that 
Robert Tifft served in the Revolutionary War as a Corporal in 
Captain Samuel Gorton's company, under the command of 
Caleb Lewis Teft, ordered on duty Dec. 21, 1777, and served to 
January 20, 1778 ; also that Robert Teft enlisted in Capt. Benja- 
min West's company in Col. Topham's regiment March 12, 

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1778 ; also that Robert Tefft served as a private in Capt. Benja- 
min West's company in Col. John Topham's regiment from 
July 16, 1778 ; also that Robert Tift served as a private in Capt. 
Benjamin West's company in Col. Topham's regiment from 
Jan. 16 to March 16, 1779. 

Attest : CHARLES P. BENNETT, 

[SEAL] Sec. of State. 

There appears in the New York State Archives the following 
names of Revolutionary soldiers : 

Nathaniel Tifft, private, Van Woert, Regiment, Wells Co. 
Stanton Tifft, private, Van Woert, Regiment, Wells Co. 
Stanton Tifft, private, Van Woert, Regiment, Wells Co. 



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APPENDIX B. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

From the Vital Records of Rhode Island. 

Jane Tefft, married George Gardiner Sept. i, 1744. 

Sarah Tefffc, married in the Sabbatharian Church, Newport, 

R. I., Sept. 17, 1679. 
William Tefft, of Pawtucket and Ruth Vaughn of Cumberland, 

married by Elder James Wilson in Providence, Aug. 19, 1835. 
Thomas Tefft and Abby Millard, married by Rev. Stephen 

Gano, Nov, 27, 1808. 
Daniel Tefft and Experience Millard, married Dec. 2, 181,5, 

Providence. 
Abby Tefft and Charles Holbrook, married Sept. i, 1842, by 

Elder J. A. McKensie. 

John Tefft and Sarah Aman, married Jan. 22, 1797, by Rev. 
Gardiner Thurston. 

From South Kingstown Records. 

Joanna Tefft and John Webb, married April 28, 1721. 
Samuel, of John, and Mary Barber, married Oct. i, 1727, by 

Rouse Helme, assistant. 
Stephen Tefft and Annie Gardiner, married Dec. 10, 1742, by 

Isaac Shelden. 
Ebenezer Tefft and Lydia Swift married by Isaac Sheldon, 

Justice, Nov. 6, 1746. 

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Mercy Tefft and Thomas Miller of Dighton, Mass. , married 

Dec. i, 1756. 

Mary Tefft and Jeremiah Albro, married OcL 15, 1758. 
Mary Tefft and Henry Joslin, married May 21, 1769. 
Abigail Tefft, daughter of Ebenezer, and James Gardiner, 

married June 27, 1771. 
James Tefft, Jr., and Mary Wescott, married Feb. 6, 1772, 

by T. Perry, Justice. 
Mary Tefft, daughter of George, and William Cottrell, married 

Dec. 7, 1786. 
Daniel Tefft and Sarah Northrup, married Feb. 9, 1765, by 

Samuel Helme, Justice. 
Susan 0. Tefft, of South Kingstown, and William Davis of Fall 

River, Mass., married Dec. 9, 1849. 
Lyndon G. Tefft, son of Eligah and Frances, and Anna 

Champlain, daughter of Robert and Esther Champlain, married 

Aug. 1 8, 1845, by Thomas Vernon. 
Amie Tefft daughter of Eligah and Frances, and Benjamin G. 

Tefft, of Augustus and Frances, married Nov. 28, 1844. 
Mary Ann Tefft and James A. Nicols, married March n, 

1849. 
Stephen Hazard Tefft,son of Stephen and Mary B., of North 

Kingstown, and Phebe Weedon, daughter of Freeman P. and 

Phebe Watson, of South Kingstown, married Jan. 23, 1849 at 

Lonsdale, R. I., by Rev. E. T. Watson. 
Stephen A.Tefft,son of Benjamin, of Richmond, and Eunice A. 

daughter of Arnold Lewis, of Exeter, married June 20, 1850, 

by Rev. George K. Clarke. 

Births of the Tefft Family Recorded in South 

Kingstown. 

Ebenezer, born Feb. 14, 1723-4. 
Abigail, of Samuel and Joanna, born Dec. 4, 1731. 
Mary, born Jan. 28, 1732. 

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Mercy, born April 24, 1735. 

Hannah, of Tennant and Tabitha, born June 28, 1741. 

Caleb, born Oct. n, 1743. 

Sophia, of Samuel, Jr., and Mary. 

Samuel, born June 22, 1742. 

Oliver, born March 22, 1743. 

Alexander, born July 30, 1746. 

Stanton, of Nathan and Isabel, born July 9, 1744. 

Isabel, born March 14, 1745. 

Mercy, born Dec. 14, 1749. 

Nathan, born Aug. 28, 1752. 

John, born March 24, 1756. 

Mary, born May 2, 1758. 

Sarah, born Aug. 14, 1762. 

Marriages Recorded in Exeter. 

Mary Tefft and William Hesaline, married June 4, 1787. 
Mrs. Patience Tefft and Wilcox Barber, married June, 1797. 
Mercy Tefft and John Reynolds, married June 4, 1804. 
George Tefft, of Exeter, and Alice James of Richmond, 

daughter of Stephen James, married April i, 1827, by 

Gershom Palmer. 
Alice Tefft and Amos Tefft, married Dec. 29, 1839, by Elder 

Benedict Johnson. 

Marriages Recorded hi Westerly. 

David Tefft and Freelove Palmilter, married Nov. 26, 1737, 

by Elder John Maxson. 

Sarah Tefft and Thomas Wilcox, married July 2, 1739. 
Samuel Tefft, of Westerly, and Mary Ellis of Preston, Conn , 

married at Stonington, Conn., May 5, 1753; by Simeon 

Miner, Justice. 

Mary Tefft and Benajah Brown, married Jan. 25, 1758. 
Mary Tefft and Joseph Bundy, married Oct. 31, 1758. 

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Samuel Tefft, of Westerly, and Elizabeth Mitchell, a widowed 
daughter of Joseph Bundy, married July 25, 1767, by Rev. 
Thomas Ross. 

Elizabeth Tefft and Thomas Partelow, married April 29, 
1784. 

Records of Richmond. 

Ezekiel Tefft, of Richmond and Patience Porter of Exeter, 

married Oct. 21, 1750, by Stephen Richmond, Justice. 
Ruth Tefft and William Clarke, married March 30, 1737. 
Joseph Tefft, Jr., and Sarah Maxson, married July 17, 1757, 

by Edward Perry, Justice. 

Esther Tefft and Oliver Colgrave, married April 28, 1765. 
Elizabeth Tefft and Stephen Hoxsie, married Oct. 12, 1766. 
Samuel Tefft, son of Joseph, and Amie Gardiner, daughter 

of George, married Dec. 9, 1770, by Robert Stanton, Justice. 
Joseph Tefft, Jr., of Richmond, and Alice, daughter of Samuel 

Albro, of Exeter, married May 22, 1771, at Exeter, by Elder 

Solomon Sprague. 
Hezekiah TefiEt, son of Ezekiel, and Sarah Lillibridge, daughter 

of Ed ward, married March 23,1775, by Edward Perry, Justice. 
Tabor Tefft, son of Joseph, and Sarah Barber, daughter of 

Caleb, married July 25, 1782, by Elder Charles Boss. 
Ezekiel Tefft, son of Ezekiel and Amie Wilcox, daughter of 

Stephen, married Oct. '13, 1783, by Thomas Tefft, Justice. 
Sarah Tefft married Benjamin Barber, Oct, 16, 1785. 
Susannah Tefft and Lawton Foster, married Nov. 4, 1792. 
Mary Tefft married John Reynolds, June 24, 1804. 
Edward Tefft, of Richmond, and Nancy Turner, of Groton, 

Conn., married by Elder John G. Weightman, Dec. 16, 1804. 
Lucy Tefft, daughter of George, of Borton.Conn., and Thomas 

Tefft, Jr., married Jan. 30, 1805. 

Sarah Tefft and Luke Clarke, married Feb. 28, 1806. 
Joanna Tefft and Joseph Clarke, married Dec. 10, 1810. 
Sarah Tefft and John Barber, married Feb. 2, 1826. 

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Ray G. Tifft, of Richmond, and Mrs. Mary Smith, of South 

Kingstown, married by Elder Henry C. Hubbard, Sept. 24. 

1826. 

Deborah Tefft and John Barber, married Dec. 27, 1847. 
Silas W. Tefft, son of Silas.of Richmond, and Sarah Crandall 

daughter of Stephen, married by Elder C. J. Locke, Dec. 27, 

1847. 

Births of the Tefft Family Recorded in Richmond. 

Reynolds, son of John, Jr., and Hannah, born Oct. 6, 1752; 

died July 5, 1754. 
Clarke, born Jan. 7, 1761. 
John, born May 18, 1767. 
Mary, born April 22, 1769. 

Caleb, son of Joseph, Jr., and Sarah, born Oct. 17, 1757. 
Mary, born Nov. 24, 1758. 
Tabor, born March 3, 1761. 
Jemima, born July 10, 1763. 
Joseph, born April 6, 1766. 
Sarah, born June 12, 1768. 
Anotice, born April i, 1773. 
Alice, born June 16, 1775. 
Albro, born Sept. 27, 1778. 

Phebe Woodmansee, daughter of Penelope, born Jan. 3, 1765. 
Joanna, daughter of Benjamin and Deborah, born Feb. 7, 1766. 
Edward, born March 12, 1768. 
Elizabeth, born Sept. 10, 1770. 
Asa, born June 2, 1772. 
Jesse, born April 21, 1776. 

John Tift (one authority calls him George) must have been an 
early settler of Stephentown, N. Y., as his daughter Rhoda mar- 
ried Griswald Denison, the son of Daniel Denison, Jr., the set- 
tler of 1771. Rhoda's second marriage was to James Jones. It 
occurred when she and her husband were between 70 and 75 years 
of age. James Jones died in Stephentown, N. Y., 1885, aged 93 

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years, and she died some years previous. Rhoda had a brother, 
John Tifft, who married, had four sons and one daughter, and 
settled on a farm in Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 

Parker W. Tefft, of Chicago, 111. , gives the following con- 
cerning his family : 

Edmund Tefft (great-grandfather of Parker W.,) was born 
in South Kingstown, Kings Co., R. I., Aug. n, 1750. He was a 
Baptist preacher and was a volunteer in the Revolutionary War. 
His father's name is not known. Edmund settled in New York, 
probably in Rensselaer County, prior to the Revolution, as his 
son, John Tefft, was born in Stephentown, N. Y., June 28, 1775. 
Edmund married Mary Sweet, who was born in Exeter, R. I. 

From William Oarleton Tifft, of Marion, N.Y., the following 
concerning his family is given. He says : 

"We know that our family at first had only one 'f in the 
name." 

Caleb Tifft (great-grandfather of William Carleton) was born 
in Rhode Island. He lived for a long time in Lorraine, Jeffer- 
son Co., N. Y., and is buried at Pierrepont Manor, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y. 
Caleb's brothers settled in Saratoga Co., N. Y., where there are 

now many Teffts or Tiffts. 

CHILDREN OF CALEB TEFFT. 

Caleb, Jr., 

Stephen, 

John, 

Barton, 

Henry, 

Thomas. 

Thomas Tifft's wife, up to a year or two ago, was still living 
with her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Siass, Ellis Village, Jefferson County, 
N. Y., at the age of 93. She has taken great pride in the collec- 
tion of her husband's family records. 

CALEB, JR. , SON OF CALEB. 

Caleb Tifft, Jr., lived in Mansville, N. Y., or in Sandy Creek, 
Oswego, Co., N. Y. 

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CHILDREN OF CALEB TIFFT, JR. 

Orange Angell, 

William Theodore, 

Daniel, (deceased) of Lacona, Oswego Co. , N. Y. 

Leander, (deceased) of Pulaski, N. Y. 

Orange Angell Tifft always said that his grandfather Caleb had 
three brothers. 

SON OF ORANGE ANGELL TIFFT. 

William Oarleton Tifft, a graduate of Rochester University 
and member of the Alpha Delta Phi College Fraternity. 
Principal of Marion Collegiate Institute, Marion, N. Y. 

SON OF DANIEL TIFFT. 

William Brainard Tifft of Syracuse, N. Y. 

SONS OF LEANDER TIFFT. 

Wilbor S. Tifft, of Sandy Creek, N. Y. 
Warren H. Tifft, of Sandy Creek, N. Y. 



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APPENDIX C. 



Organization of the Tifft Family Cemetery 
Association 

GARFIELD, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1895. 
MRS. W. S. TIFFT, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Dear Friend: Yours of the i3th inst. received, and in reply to 
your inquiry will say, the name by which we unanimously decided 
to become incorporated was "The Tifft Cemetery Association," 
which was organized the i4th day of June, 1882, at the residence 
of Joseph Tifft, deceased. There were present : 

Mrs. Sally C. Tifft, Sprague Tifft and wife, Stephen E. Williams 
and wife, Willard D. Tifft, Charles Wicks and wife, M. J. Lester 
and wife, Mrs. Abigail Smith, John R. Knapen of Nussau, N. Y., 
Jeremiah V. Tifft of Stephentown, N. Y., David Tifft of New 
Lebanon, N. Y., Wrilson S. Tifft and wife and Mrs. Lily Lord Tifft, 
of Buffalo, N. Y., and Mrs. Cordelia Gardner of Newark, N. Y. 

It was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, 
authorizing the incorporation of Family Cemetery Associations. 
Certificate made out, signed and acknowledged the iyth day of 
June, and recorded in the office of the County Clerk the 3oth day 
of June, in Book No. i of Certificates, at page 74. 
Respectfully, 

JOHN R. KNAPEN, Clerk. 

The cemetery is situated on the Tifft Homestead, Nassau, N. Y. 
A memorial stone was erected there in May, 1895, by the grand- 
children of John Tifft, with the following inscriptions engraved 
upon the four faces : 

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Front. 

JOHN TIFFT 
BORN IN EXETER, R. I., 

FEB. 19, 1758. 
DIED IN NASSAU, N. Y., APRIL 26, 1813. 



ANNA VALLETT. 

HIS WIFE. 

BORN IN NORTH KINGSTOWN, R. I., 

FEBRUARY 13, 1760. 
DIED IN NASSAU, N. Y., MARCH 23, 1834. 

Back. 

ROBERT, born, Exeter, R.I., 1779; died, Stephentown, N.Y., 1860. 
ABIGAIL, born, Exeter, R.I., 1780; died, Orleans Co., N. Y., 1863. 
JEREMIAH, born, Exeter, R. I., 1782; died, Nassau, N. Y., 1873. 
SIMON, born, Exeter, R. I., 1784; died, Nassau, N. Y., 1873. 
POLLY, born, Exeter, R. I., 1786; died, Nassau, N. Y., 1835. 
DAVID, born, Exeter, R. I., 1788; died, Vetuna, N. Y., 1854. 
NANCY, born, Exeter, R. I., 1790; died, Lebanon, N. Y., 1844. 
CHARITY, born, Exeter, R. I., 1792; died, Stephentown, N.Y., 1838. 
JOHN, born, Nassau, N. Y., 1795; died, Buffalo, N. Y., 1868. 
SPRAGUE, born, Nassau, N. Y., 1800; died, April 28, 1896. 
JOSEPH, born, Nassau, N. Y., 1802; died, Nassau, N. Y., 1879. 
GEORGE W., born, Nassau, N.Y., 1805; died, Buffalo, N. Y., 1882. 
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ANNA TIFFT. 

End. 

John Tifft removed from Exeter, R. I., to Nassau, N. Y., in Feb. 

1793, with his wife and eight children, one span of 

horses, two yoke of oxen, and farm stock. 

End. 

JOHN 

The son of Robert. 
" " " John. 
" " " John. 
" " " Samuel. 
" " " John. 
Who was a freeman of Portsmouth, R. I., 1655. 

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APPENDIX D. 



Outline of the ancestors of Marion S. Lamb, wife of Edwin 
Vallett Tifft, as given by herself. 

First Generation. 

Isaac Lamb and his father settled first, after coming from Eng- 
land to America, on a large tract of land in Haverhill, New 
Hampshire, from which they were driven by the Indians, and for 
safety, they went to Connecticut. In 1696 Isaac Lamb became a 
freeman and purchased land,in Groton, Conn., 50 acres, of Peter 
Crary. He lived on this farm 18 years. In 1714 he bought 200 
acres in Mystic, Conn. This purchase became the homestead, and 
has been occupied by his descendants for over 180 years. Isaac 
Lamb is said to have been a soldier in Cromwell's army. He was 
one of the founders of the first Baptist Church in Connecticut, 
and he died in 1723. 
Isaac Lamb and Lydia had nine children. 



Second Generation. 

Isaac Lamb, born in 1705 in Mystic, Conn. It is recorded that 
his brother Daniel was a teacher. The baptism of two of his 
sisters is recorded as occurring in 1695 and 1698 in Stonington, 
Conn. His brother Ezekial had a son who was a Baptist deacon 
in Holyoke, Mass., and his brother Daniel a son who was a deacon 
in a Baptist Church. He married Tabitha Wightman, who was 
the daughter of the Rev. Timothy Wightman. Two of his sons 
were Baptist clergymen. 

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Isaac Lamb married Lydia Richards of Preston, Conn., in June, 
1733. They had six children. Daniel, their third son, moved to 
Camillus, N. Y., from Eastern, N. Y. 



Third Generation. 

Daniel Lamb was a deacon in the Baptist Church of 
Camillus, N. Y. He had seven children and lived to be 80 years 
of age a long life " full of good works." 



Fourth Generation, 

Isaac Lamb, born in 1778, died in 1843. He married Serena 
Moore in Stillwater, N. Y. They had two children, Daniel 
and Henry, their mother dying soon after the birth of Henry. 



Fifth Generation. 

Daniel Lamb, born June 28, 1809. He married July 7, 1833, 
in Lebanon, N. Y., to Lydia Groves, who was born Feb. 3, 1814, 
and who was the daughter of John and Percy Lily Groves, of 
Lebanon, N. Y. 

Lydia Groves Lamb died June 29, 1849, i n Lebanon, Madison 
Co., N. Y. They had five children : 

Marion Serena, born Aug. 4, 1835, in Lebanon, N. Y. 

Lewis Moore, born Nov. 4, 1837, in Jordon, N. Y. 

Marietta Latetia, born Sept. 14, 1843, in Lebanon, N. Y. 

DeWitt Groves, born June 16, 1849, in Oneida, N. Y. 

Marion Serena Lamb married Edwin V. Tifft. 
Daniel Lamb married the second time July 20, 1853, in Hor- 

nellsville, N. Y., by Rev. T. S. Sheardown, to Lorinda Dilldine of 

Hornellsville, N. Y. They had five children. 

Daniel Lamb went from Hornellsville, N. Y., to Toledo, Ohio, 

where he lived 25 years, and from there to Roscommon, Mich., 

where he died Sept. 30, 1886. 

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From the Roscommon News: " Mr. Lamb was well known as 
a temperance worker and was universally esteemed by our citizens." 

From the Toledo Blade: "Mr. Lamb was a great worker in 
the cause of temperance, and his kindly face and winning ways 
will be sadly missed by his numerous friends." 

His oldest child well remembers when but five years of age 
hearing him plead with a man of drinking habits to give them up, 
while the tears streamed down his face. He became a member of 
the organization of the Sons of Temperance at their inception and 
remained in the order till the close of his residence in Toledo, 
Ohio. 



Sixth Generation. 

Lewis Moore Lamb, married June 12, 1863, in Friendship, 
N. Y., to Mary Grace Willard. He enlisted at the beginning of 
the Civil War, May 16, 1861. in the 23rd Regiment, Col. Hoff- 
man commanding. He was in the battles of Rappahannock 
Station, Sulphur Springs, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam, 
South Mountain and Fredericksburg, and was honorably dis- 
charged May 22, 1863, in Elmira, N. Y. 

Residence, Friendship, N. Y. 



Seventh Generation. 

Edwin Willard Lamb, married June ii, 1849, in Wellsville, 
N. Y., to Harriet Sisson, who was born Jan. 15, 1878, in Wells- 
ville, N. Y. 

Residence, Danbury, Conn. 



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APPENDIX E. 



Outline of the Paternal Ancestors of Maria E. 
(Maxon) Tifft. 

First Generation. 

Richard Maxson of Boston, Mass., and Portsmouth, R. I., 

married Good wife . He was a blacksmith. Oct. 1634, he was 

admitted to the church, being at this time in the employ of 
James Everill. 1638, Portsmouth. He and others were admitted 
as inhabitants of the Island of Aquidneck, having submitted 
themselves to the government that is or shall be established. 1639, 
Feb. 7. "Richard Maxson, blacksmith, upon complaints made 
against him, was accordingly detected for his oppression in the 
way of his trade, who being convinced thereof, promised amend- 
ment and satisfaction." 

1639, April 30. He and 28 others signed the following compact: 
"We whose names are underwritten, do acknowledge ourselves the 

legal subjects of his majesty King Charles, and in his name do 
hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politicke, unto his laws 
according to matters of justice." 

1640, March 6. He had 36 acres recorded. 



Second Generation. 

John Maxson of Newport and Westerly, the first white child 
born in Rhode Island, near the present site of the city of Newport, 
in 1639. Died in 1720, Dec. 17. Married Mary Mosher, who 
was born in 1640, and died Feb. 2, 1718, and the daughter of Hugh 
Mosher. 



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On March 22, 1661, he signed certain articles in regard to 
Misquamicut (Westerly) lands. He became a freeman in 1668, 
and in 1670-86-90-1705, served as Deputy. October 24, 1677, he 
was excused from serving on jury because his mother-in-law and 
wife were both sick. In 1687 he was Overseer of the Poor, and 
was chosen in this year, with another, to present a petition to Sir 
Edmund Andros for a town charter. In 1687 and 1688 he served 
on the Grand Jury. On Sept. 16, 1690, he and two others were 
appointed by the Assembly to proportion a rate for Westerly. On 
March 28, 1692, he had a grant of 50 acres near Captain Joseph 
Davol's, which he sold the next year to Edward Larkin. In March, 
1702, he was one of the proprietors in common lands at Newport. 

In 1707, June 25, he deeded son Jonathan, for love, etc., 22 
acres of land. Sept. 20, 1708 Elder of the Seventh Day Baptist 
Church. 

" Our beloved brother John Maxson, Sr., was ordained to the 
office of an elder to the congregation in and about Westerly." 

Will proved 1721, Feb. 16. Executors, three sons, John, 
Joseph and Jonathan. To wife 40, two cows, with keep of same, 
and the house we now live in to be her abode for life. To son 
John $, an iron kettle, and great bible which was my father's. 
To son Joseph, husbandry tools, riding mare and ^5. To son 
Jonathan, 205. To daughter Hannah Maxson, a feather bed. To 
grandsons John, son of John, John, son of Joseph, and John, son 
of Johnathan, 203 each. To son Joseph's five daughters, viz.: 
Tacy, Judith, Mary, Ruth and Elizabeth Maxson, each los. To 
daughter Mary Lewis, ^12. To children of deceased daughter, 
Dorothy Clarke, each 403, viz.: to Freegift, Dorothy, Experience 
and Joseph. 

Inventory: Mare, colt, bonds, wearing apparel, bible, books, 
including " Doolittle on Sacrament," feather beds, warming pan, 
pewter, etc. 



Third Generation. 

John Maxson of Westerly, married Judith Clarke, daughter 
of Joseph and Bethiah (Mumford) Clarke. 

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John Maxson, born 1667, died July 1748. 

Judith (Clarke) Maxson, born Oct. 12, 1667. 

1712, Aug. 21, ordained as Deacon of Seventh Day Baptist 
Church. 

1716, Freeman. 

1719, July 5, ordained as Elder. 

1748, July 25, inventory. ^277, 55, 4d, viz: pocketbook, 
money and wearing apparel, ^34, is., 4d.; books and gloves, ji, 
73., cow-heifer, parts of bible, Josephus' History, part of a warm- 
ing pan, part of a spinning wheel, 7 sheep, old mare, calf, 2 
wether sheep, ^20 due next Christmas for sheep, &c. Adminis- 
tration to Captain John Maxson, who took receipts in the next 
year from his sisters' husbands, and from his nephew Joseph. 



Fourth Generation. 

John Maxson, born April 21, 1701. Married Thankful 
Randall. 

Fifth Generation. 

David Maxson, born July 24, 1729, married Abigail Gree- 
man. He was deputy in General Assembly of Rhode Island. 
Providence Plantation from Westerly, 1781. 
David Maxson was appointed from Westerly to procure and 

receive the town's proportion of powder, lead and bullets &c. 



Sixth Generation. 

Asa Maxson, born 1750, March 6, died 1842, Nov. 18. 
Married Lois Stillman, daughter of Joseph Stillman, born 1756 
and died 1820. Buried at Adams Centre, N. Y. 
Asa Maxson was Ensign of the 3rd Company of Militia from 

Westerly, R. I., 1776, 1779, 1780 and 1781. Lieutenant of jrd 

Company Militia, Westerly, 1783. 

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Asa and David Maxson (probably brothers) settled in Petersburg, 
N. Y., buying 150 acres of land at 5 shillings an acre. 



Seventh Generation. 

Joseph Stillman Maxon, born Aug. 3, 1797, deacon Seventh 
Day Baptist Church. He married, Feb. 21, 1822, Elizabeth Vars, 
who was born Feb. 22, 1802, in Berlin, N. Y. She died in Grand 
Rapids, Mich., Jan. 31, 1884, and was buried at Adams Centre, 
N. Y. Joseph Stillman Maxson died Jan. 23, 1836; buried at 
Adams Centre, N. Y. 

Elizabeth Vars descends from John De Vars, whose ancestors 
can be traced 700 years, back to the nobility of France. John 
De Vars was born in France about 1650-55; came to America 
about 1680, and settled at Newport, Rhode Island. He had one 
child, Isaac De Vars. Isaac had a son, Theodaty. Theodaty had 
a son, Isaac. Isaac had a son, Thomas, who was the father of 
Elizabeth (Vars) Maxon. 



Eighth Generation. 

Thomas Vars Maxon, born March 26, 1823, in Petersburgh, 
N. Y., married Alma Ann Hull, Oct. 3, 1849, m Berlin, N. Y., 
by Rev. James Scott, Seventh Day Baptist minister. 
Alma Ann (Hull) Maxon died Nov. 3, 1869, in Adams, N. Y. 
Thomas Vars Maxon resides in Adams, N. Y. 



Ninth Generation. 

Maria Elizabeth Maxon, born June 5, 1856, in Adams, 
N. Y. Married to Wrilson S. Tifft, of Buffalo, N. Y., July 5, 
1874, in Adams, N. Y., by Rev. H. W. Bennett. 



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Tenth Generation. 

Maxon Wrilson Tifft, born March 24, 1875, in Buffalo, N.Y. 

Lilian Vary Tifit, born June 28, 1877, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; died 
May 1 6, 1888. 

Robert Hull Tifit, born June 23, 1886. 



Outline of the Maternal Ancestors of 
Maria E. (Maxon) Tifft. 

First Generation. 

George Hull came from Derbyshire, England, in 1633. 
a freeman of Dorchester, Mass., and a representative to the 
General Assembly. He moved to Windom, Conn., and after- 
wards to Fairfield. Was Assistant Governor of that state in 1637. 

George Hull was on committee at the general court, Hartford, Ct., 
in 1639, when the first constitution in this country was formed. 



Second Generation. 

Cornelius Hull married Rebecca, daughter of Rev. John 
Joanes, the first minister of Fairfield, who was of Welch origin. 



Third Generation. 
Cornelius Hull. 



Fourth Generation. 

Ebenezer Hull. He must have come to Redding, Conn., 
prior to 1733, for his name appears in a petition to fix a site for 
a meeting house in 1725. Ebenezer Hull and wife were among 
the original church members in 1733. 



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Fifth Generation. 

Daniel Hull, born in Redding, Conn., in the year 1722 ; died 
in Berlin, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1811. Mary Betts, his wife, was 
born in 1728. They removed to Berlin, N. Y., in 1770, and 
were the first Yankee settlers of that town. They had ten chil- 
dren. Daniel Hull served in the Revolutionary War. The first 
assembly for religious worship in the town of Berlin was held at 
Daniel Hull's. In the early history of the town, before it had a 
code of laws, and being remote from Fort Orange (Albany) the 
inhabitants chose Daniel Hull and James Denison as a Vigilance 
Committee, with about the same rights and duties that magis- 
trates now possess. Later, as communication with the outer 
world was established, he was appointed magistrate with two 
others, for the entire County of Rensselaer. 
When the Declaration of Independence was received the inhabi- 
tants through this country assembled at the house of Daniel Hull 
to hear it read and take counsel for future action. The militia 
formed in line on the grounds. Here Daniel Hull read that 
Declaration for the first time, publicly, in the valley of the 
Hoosick. After the reading he said: "lam one to sustain this 
Declaration." 

Requesting the commanding officer to open ranks he, Daniel 
Hull, stepping forth between the two lines, requested all who would 
sustain the Declaration to follow him. Seeing an exciting stir 
and smile from the soldiers, and looking back he saw his wife, 
who had joined in the line of march, acknowledging that her 
services should not be withheld in sustaining that Declaration of 
Independence. 



Sixth Generation. 

Daniel Hull, Jr., born in Redding, Conn.; moved with his 
father to Berlin, N. Y., in 1770; died April 2, 1842. Married 
Phebe Greene. Held various military offices, to a major's com- 
mission, by which title he was generally knowh at the time of 



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his death. He was a political man of the old school; a Feder- 
alist, a frequent member in conventions, representing his people 
in State and County, and a member of the Legislature. He was 
a strong advocate of the Freemen's Rights, a promoter of the 
Arts and Sciences, and a friend of the oppressed. 



Seventh Generation. 

Benjamin L. Hull, born in Berlin, N. Y., 1796; died in 
Berlin, Jan. 12, 1869. He married Maria Jones, who was born 
in 1803. Maria (Jones) Hull was the daughter of James Jones 
and Waty Jerome. James Jones was the son of James Jones and 
Catherine Denison. James Jones enlisted from Stephentown, 
N. Y., in the Revolutionary War. He was on duty a greater 
portion of the time from the commencement to the close of the 
war. He was at St. Johns, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Fort 
Edward, and other places on Lake George and Lake Champ- 
lain as an Orderly Sergeant and also as an Ensign and Lieutenant 
in Col. Killian Van Rensselaer's regiment of the militia at 
Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie and other places on the 
Mohawk River. 
Maria Jones Hull died at Newark, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1883, and was 

buried at Berlin, N. Y. 



Eighth Generation. 

Alma Ann Hull, born in Berlin, N. Y., March 16, 1829. 

Married Thomas Vars Maxon, Oct. 3, 1849, in Berlin, N. Y., 

by Rev. James Scott. 

Alma Ann (Hull) Maxon died in Adams, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1869. 
Thomas Vars Maxon resides in Adams, N. Y. 



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Ninth Generation. 

Maria Elizabeth Maxon, born June 5, 1856, in Adams, 
N. Y., and married, July 5, 1874, to Wrilson Simon Tifft, who was 
born Jan. 10, 1815, in Nassau, N. Y. 



Tenth Generation. 

Maxon Wrilson Tiffb, born March 24, 1875, in Buffalo, N.Y. 
Lilian Vary Tifft, born June 28. 1877, in Buffalo, N. Y.; 

died May 16, 1888. 
Robert Hull Tifft, born June 23, 1886. 



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INDEX. 



INDEX. 



.4*. 
PAGB 

Adams, Haltie M., . . 127 
Ads.it, James M., . . 127 
Akin, Maude, . . 86 
Albro, Alice, . . . 143 
Albro, Jeremiah, . . 141 
Alexander, Abigail,. . . 70 
Allyn, Elisha Sattall, . 35 
Allyn, Rebecca Maria, 8 . 30 
Aman, Sarah, . . 140 
Anthony, Emma E , . 97 
Armstrong, La Verne Edson, 10 117 
Armstrong, Lewis Darwin, 10 117 
Armstrong, Theodore, . 116 


Barker, Rebecca, 
Barnes, Isaiah, 
Barnes, Isaiah," . 
Barnes, William.* . 
Bateman, Nancy C., . 
Baty, Herbert, 
Becker, Emily R., 
Bell, Thomas C, . . . 
Beman, James M., 
Beman, Lewis TifTt. 10 . 
Bennet, Frank B., 1 ' 
Bennet, Junior, 
Belts, Mary, 
Bickford, H. IL, 


I-A'.K. 

3* 
in 
. in 
in 

. 62 
96 
115 

48 
76 
76 
75 
75 
'57 

r 1 


Ashley, George Hall, . 
Avery, Mary, . 


. 78 
33 


Bickford, Robert Turner, 1 ' 
Bills, Amos, . 


3* 

5' 

TA. 


Ayer, Sarah Cecilia, 


. 76 


Bills, Clarence Alexander, 1 ' 


/* 

74 






Bissell, Anna, 


37 


B 




Bliss, Sarah, 


7 


Babcock, Charity, 8 . 


II I-II2 


Bliver.Lydia, . 


33 


Babcock, Charity Tifift, 9 


II2-II3 


Bliver, Nancy, . 


35 


Babcock, David, 


3 2 


Bolles, Lillie, 


'3 


Babcock, John Cole, 9 . 


. 112 


Boyd, Helen E... 


5 


Habcock, John TifiV, 


III 


Bradway Jennie, 


74 


Babcock, Varnum M.axon, 


. Ill 


Brainard, Cordelia H.,. 


. 101 


Babcock, Varnum . 




Brainard, Mary, 


6l 


Maxon Jr., 8 


III-II2 


Briggs, Betsey, . 


94 


Bachelder, Effie, 


II 9 


Brockway Theresa, 


74 


Bailey, Grover S., 10 


- 63 


Brown, Anna E., 10 


56 


Bailey, Hugh E., 10 . 


63 


Brown, Benajah,. 


4* 


Bailey, Irving D., 10 . 


- 63 


Brown, Cora, ' ' . 


57 


Bailey, Silas ]., 


63 


Brown, George A., 10 


56-57 


Baltz, Henry J., . 


. 9 6 


Brown, Greichen G., 1 ' 


57 


Barber, Benjamin, . 


28 


Brown, Helen E., 10 


56 


Barber, Benjamin, 


M3 


Brown, ]ames H., 10 


56 


Barber, Deliverance, 5 


20 


Brown, Frank," 1 


56-57 


Barber, Heturah, 


33 


Brown, Franklin, 


57 


Barber, Isaac G. f 


34 


Brown, Mrs. Mary E., 


5 


Barber, John, 


143- "44 


Brown, Samuel, . 


55 


Barber, Lydia, 5 


28-29 


Brown, Sarah 1 


9 


Barber, Mary, 


28 140 


Brownell, Esther, 


27 


Barber, Mary, 4 


'9 


Bundy, Joseph, 


143 


Barber, Mary M.,. 


. 64 


Burdick, Francis, 


91 


Barber, I'riscilla Ann, 


102 


Burdick, Freeland,* 


9 


Barber, Sarah, . 


143 


Burdick, Grace I.., 10 . 


91 


Barber, Thomas, 


142 


Burdick, Lewis,* . 


9' 



INDEX. 



Burdick, Lewis W., 10 . 
Burton, Hattie May, 
Button, Nancy, . 



Canfield, Valda Mere, . 

Carpenter, Daniel, 4 

Carpenter, Elizabeth, 3 . 

Carpenter, Elizabeth, 4 

Carpenter, Jennie H., . 

Carpenter, Sarah, 4 . 

Carpenter, Solomon, 4 . 

Carpenter, Solomon, 

Carr, Phebe Ann, 

Carrier, Duane Williams, 

Carrier, Sarah, . 

Champlain, Anna, . 

Chatman, Jedadiah, 

Chittenden, Agnes Bertha, 10 

Chittenden.Charles Edward, 

Chittenden, Esther, 10 

Chittenden, Frederick, 10 

Chittenden, Helen Hughson, 10 47 

Chittenden, Henry Nevilla, 10 

Chittenden, William F., 

Chittenden, Wm. Herbert, 10 47-53 

Clark, Dorothy, 3 

Clark, Experience, . 

Clark, Louisa A., 

Clark, Mary, 

Clark, Mary, 5 

Clark, Sally, 

Clarke, Luke, 

Clarke, Freegift, 4 

Clarke, Hannah, 

Clarke, Joseph, . 

Clarke, Judith, 

Clarke, Dorothy, 4 

Clarke, William, . 

Cole, Calista M., 

Cole, Rebecca, 

Coleman, Archie Donald, 11 

Coleman, Etta V., . 

Coleman, Elbert, 9 

Coleman, Florence, 10 

Coleman, Harvey J., . 

Coleman, Isaiah B., 

Coleman, Isaac David, 8 

Coleman, Isaac David, 9 . 

Coleman, Isaac DeWitt, 10 

Coleman, James Harvey, . 

Coleman, Lucinda Martha, 

Coleman, Reuben G., 11 . 

Coleman, Urania Marion, 11 

Colegrave, Oliver, . 



PAGE 


PAGE 


91 Cook, William, . 


. 104 


107 Cooley, Anna, 


100 


73 Cornell, Gertrude, 


35 


Cornell, Peter C., M. D., 


130 


Cottrell, William, 


. 141 


86 Crandall, Anna, 


3 


21 Crandall, Elizabeth, 4 . 


2 3 


15 Crandall, James, 4 . 


2 3 


21 Crandall, John, 4 


23 


50 Crandall, Mary, 4 


2 3 


21 Crandall, Peter, . 


22 


21 Crandall, Sarah, 


144 


21 Crandall, Susanna, 3 


*5 


. 101 Crane, Emaline Rebecca, . 


9 6 


77 Crawford, Albert H., M. D. : 


87 


. 124 Crawford, Florence Albertine, 10 87 


141 Crawford, Marion Eloise, 10 


- 87 


. 129 Crocker, Howard S., 1 1 


47 


10 47 Crocker, Harveta, 11 


47 


l, 10 47-48 Crocker, Howard, . 


47 


47 48 Culver, Lydia, 


. 122 


. 47 Curtis, Ella C, 


57 


>n, 10 47 




,1 47 D 




47 Daboll, Ethelyn S, 10 


124 


10 47-53 Daboll, Helena A., 10 . 


. 124 


153 Daboll, George O., 9 


123 


153 Daboll, George W., 10 . 


. 124 


58 Daboll, Leander, 6 . 


123 


80 Daboll, Lydia A., 


123 


26 Daboll, Willmot C., 9 


123-124 


32 Damon, Owen H., 


. 68 


143 Daniel, Chloe, 


7i 


. 153 Davis, Glenn, 10 . 


. 121 


24 Davis, Hattie Lorena, 


107 


. 143 Davis, Jared Lester Root, 


. 8 9 


153 Davis, Josephine Vickery, 9 


121 


. 153 Davis, Robert L., 


121 


143 Davis, William, 


141 


. 112 Da wley, Harry N., 10 . 


52 


122 Dawley, Job S., 


5 2 


1 . 96 Dawley, William S., 10 


52 


87 Debeck, Nellie, 


117 


109-110 De Lambert, Christopher, 


. 121 


Iio De Lambert, Emma, l 


121 


96 De Lancy Adella, 


75 


109 Denison, Daniel J., 


144 


109 Denison, Griswald, 


H4 


no De Vars, Isaac, 


!55 


. no De Vars, John, . 


155 


102 Dexter, Oliver, 


53 


93 Dibble or Deeble, Abraham, 


9 


96 Dibble or Deeble, John, . 


9 


96 Dickerson, Peter, 


. 116 


143 Dickerson, Susan Cora. 10 


117 



INDEX. 



Dilldine, Lorinda, . 
Dingman, John Herbert, 
Dingman, Lewis Ray, 10 
Dingman, Mable, 10 
Doolittle, Frank, 
Doolittle, Helen, 11 
Doolittle, Lottie, 1 ' . 
Dow, Lavantha, . . 
Dufur, Anna Bell, 10 
Dufur, Leonard Elmer, 
Durfur, Margaret A., 
Dufur, Mary Ella, 10 . 
Dunham, Isaac, 
Dunham, Ann V.," 
Dunham, Luena H., 9 
Dunham, Mary T., 8 
Dunham, Priscilla, 8 
Dunning, Sarah E., 
Durbon, Mary A., . 
Durham, Dalmar, 



Ellis, Mary, 
Elwell, Emily, 
Englemore, Charles, 
Enos, Lucy, . 



Farron, Mrs. Rose, 
Fay, Arthur Louis, . 
Fay, Donald Ward, 10 . 
Fay, William, 
Field, Chloe, 

Finch, . 

Finkell, Emma, . 
Fish, Martha E., 
Foraker, Anna, . 
Foster, Levi, . 
Foster, Lawton, . 
Fosdick, Lewis Henry, 10 
Fosdick, Nathan H., . 
Fosdick, Raymond, 10 
Fosdick, Sidney Frank, 10 
Frazier, Walter, 9 
Frazier, William R., 9 . 
Frink, Jarvis, 
Fuller, Charles, . 
Fuller, Melvina J., 10 

Q 

Galbreath, Lewis Hutchison, 
Gardiner, Annie, 
Gardiner, Don Aurelius, 



I-A..I. 




PACK 


I 5 


Gardiner, George, 


17 140 


79 


Gardiner, George,* . 


17 


79 


Gardiner, Hannah, 1 


. 18 


79 


Gardiner, Howard J., 1 ! . 


73 


100 


Gardiner, James, 


. 141 


. 100 


Gardiner, Joanna, 3 . 


18 


IOO 


Gardiner, Joseph, 1 


17 


. 81 


Gardiner, John, 3 


7 


105 


Gardiner, Maude A., 11 


73 


104 


Gardiner, Nicholas, 3 


7 


95 


Gardiner, Robert, 3 


>7 


. 105 


Gardiner, Tabitha, 3 


18 


1 08 


Gardiner, Samuel, 3 


'7 


108-109 


Gardner, Eugene E., 


128 


Si 


Gardner, Noah, . 


73 


108-111 


Gardner, Pearl S., . 


128 


108-110 


Gardner, Tabitha, 2 


n 


. 112 


Gay, Charles C. F., M. D , 


'33- '34 


106 


Gay, Ixmis Whiting,' . 


'34 '35 


. 81 


Gay, Sarah A., 8 . 


'34 




Giles, George, 


'3 




Gillett, Abigail J., 9 


54-55-57 


I A *) 


Gillett, Caroline, 9 . 


54-57 


142 
/\ty 


Gillett, ClarkC., 10 


58 


92 

I > C 


Gillett, Daniel, 9 


59-60 


I2 5 

w -j ? 


Gillett, Elijah, . 


- 54 


*3 Z 


Gillett, Elijah, 9 


54-55 




Gillett, Elijah W., 9 . 


59 




Gillett, Ellen A., 9 . 


59 


88 


Gillett, Eva May, 1 ' 


55 


46 


Gillett, Henry, 9 . 


59-60 


- 46 


Gillett, Ira H., 11 


- 58 


31 


Gillett, James, 10 


58 


III 


Gillett, John, 8 . 


54 


J 

38 


Gillett, John, 9 


5458 


. 88 


Gillett, John, 10 . 


55 


44 


Gillett, John, 11 


55 


QS 


Gillett, John TiflTt, 9 


59 


"j 
38 


Gillett, John Tifft Jr., 9 


5960 


J 

14? 


Gillett, Joel, >J . 


59-60 


~*J 

1 08 


Gillett, Mary Ann,* 


5559 


. 108 


Gillett, Nathan,* . 


54 


1 08 


Gillett, Polly Jane, 9 


55-58 


. 108 


Gray, Edward Jerome, 


. 105 


K>-1S 


Gray, Emma Amelia, 1 ] 


105 


J J J 

?o->5 


Gray, Mary E., . 


45 


J *rJ 

il 


Gray, Nettie Viola, 1 } 


105 


J 

I^O 


Gray, Victor, 1 1 . 


5 


J 

I 3 


Greeman, Abigail, . 


154 




Green, Agnes M., 


. 101 




Green, Luther, 


106 




Green, William, 10 


. 106 


n, 76 


Greene, Phebc, 


'57 


140-143 


Groom, Orlando, 


99 


73 


Groves, Lydia, 


150 



INDEX. 



H 

Hadley, Hattie May, 10 . 

Hadley, John C., 

Haley, Lyman, 

Hall, Phebe Jane, . 

Hand, Chloe, 

Hand, Ira, 

Hand, Martha, . 

Hannah, Mary, 4 

Hannah, Robert, 4 

Harder, Edna K., 10 

Harder, John Knox, 

Harder, Mary Lewis, 10 . 

Havens, Gertrude, 

Herrick, Lina C., . 

Herrick, Olive Alida, 11 

Hesaline, William, . 

Hicks, Sir Thomas, . 

Hill, Carrie M., . 

Hill, Richard, 

Hitchcock, Edward S., 10 
Hitchcock, John, 

Hitchcock, Malinda L., 10 

Hoag, Isaac J., 
Hoag, Lovina Adell, 9 . 
Hoag, Martha Ann Tifft, 8 . 
Hollis, Hannah S , 
Holtz, Ella, 10 . 
Holtz, Etta May, ! 
Holtz, Lena Eva, 10 
Holtz, Luther, 10 
Holtz, William, 
Hooker, Rev. Thomas, 
Hopeman, Anna, 
Horton, Minnie May, . 
Howell, Ezra, 
Howell, lona May, 10 . 
Hoxie, Stephen, 
Hull, Alma Ann, 
Hull, Alma Ann, 
Hull, Benjamin L., 
Hull, Cornelius . 
Hull, Cornelius, 
Hull, Daniel, 
Hull, Daniel Jr., 
Hull, Ebenezer, 
Hull, George, 
Hull, Maria Jones,. 
Hunt, Charity, 8 . 
Hunt, James Dolby,. 



Jackson, William L., 
James, Alice, 
James, Deborah, 5 . 



PAGE 


PAGE 


James, Mehitable, 5 


19 


IO 7 Jansen, Winifred, . . 


97 


I0 7 Jenckes, Elizabeth, . 


14 


" Jerome, Waty, . . 


158 


49 Joanes, Rebecca, 


. 156 


7" Johnson, Adeline, . , 


47 


65 Johnson, Frederick A., 9 


. 129 


"5 Johnson, Isaiah, . . 


129 


I2 -'3 Johnson, Martha Sophia, 9 


129-130 


I2 - J 3 Johnson, Melvina S., 9 . 


. 129 


8 9 Johnson, Sprague V., 9 


129 


9 Jones, James, 


. 158 


9 Jones James, . . , 


144 


45 Jones, Maria, 


. 158 


IO 4 Jordon, Lucy Maria, 


104 


I0 4 Joshling, Harriet, 
142 


"3 


52 Kelly, Sarah E., . 


124 


I 2 e Kenyon, Alvin, . 


56 


I2 6 Kenyon, Mary, 


28 


126 King, Johnson, . 


36 


126 Kinnie, Miss, 


70 


HI Knapen, John R., 


. 147 


"4 L 




IJ 4 Lamb, Daniel, 


149-150 


1 10 Lamb, De Witt Groves, 


. 150 


106 Lamb, Edwin Willard, . 




106 Lamb, Ezekial, . 


140 


106 Lamb, Henry, 


150 


106 Lamb, Isaac, 


159-150 


IO 5 Lamb, Lewis Moore, 


150-151 


9 Lamb, Lydia, 


H9 


"4 Lamb, Marrietta Latetia, . 


150 


Lamb, Marion Serena, 102-149-150 


97 Lamphier, Daniel, . 


3 2 


97 Langworthy, Mercy A., 


33 


*43 Larkin, Adaline S., 


126 


155 Larkin, Anna Eliza, 9 . 


5 2 


X 58 Larkin, Anna Eliza, 9 


53 


I 5 8 Larkin, Frances Mary, 


. 129 


*5" Larkin, Frederick Lewis, 1 


53 


'5 Larkin, George Lewis, 9 


63 


'57 Larkin, George W., 


63 


I 5 Larkin, Julia A., 


. 124 


I 5 6 Larkin, Lewis Tifft, 10 


5> 


I 5 Larkin, Lewis Watts, . 


/ tJ 

52 


J 5 8 Larkin, Lewis Willard, 9 . 


5 2 -53 


112 Larkin, Lucena Maria, 9 


63 


112 Larkin, Rosalia Caroline, 9 


5 2 -53 


Larkin, Timothy C., 


51 


Lasher, Klavius, 9 


. 82 


no Lasher, Frank, 9 


82 


142 Lasher, Marcus, 


. 82 


26 Leonard, Freeman, . 


1 08 



INDEX. 





PAGE 




PACE 


Leonard, Russell John, 10 


. 108 


Maxson, Jonathan, 


'53 


Lester, Alice Minerva, 10 . 


88 


Maxson, Joseph, . . 


153 


Lester, Charles G., 9 


86-87 


Maxson, Judith Clark, . 


'54 


Lester, Cynthia S , . 


89 


Maxson, Judith, 


'53 


Lester, Elvira Mary, 10 . 


. 87 


Maxson, Richard, 1 


'52 


Lester, Florence, ! . 


88 


Maxson, Sarah, . . 


'43 


Lester, Fred J., 9 . 


86-88 


Maxson, Tacy, 3 . 


'53 


Lester, George W. T., 


86-87 


Mclntyre, Ixiwis, . 


95 


Lester, Guy Merriman, 10 


. 87 


McKeon, Mary, . 


54 


Lester, Howard Coleman, 1 


o 87 


Meehan, Katharine E , 


84 


Lester, M. J. & Wife, . 


. 147 


Millard, Abby, . 


. 140 


Lester, Merriman J., 


86 


Millard, Experience, 


140 


Lester, Webster T., 9 . 


. 86 


Miller, Edna, 11 . 


. 100 


Lester, Sophia, 9 


86-87 


Miller, Edward, . . 


100 


Lewis, Hertha Sophelia, 9 


. 88 


Miller, Celia E., 


. 100 


Lewis, Dennis, 


88 


Miller, Thomas, 


141 


Lewis, Eunice A., 


- 141 


Milliman, Mage. 


. 120 


Lewis, Hasard, 9 


88-89 


Milliman, Rhuel F., 10 


121 


Lewis, John, 9 . 


. 88 


Mills, Harriet, . 


. 6 7 


Lewis, Lydia Ann, . 


72 


Mitchell, Elizabeth, 


'43 


Lewis, Mary Eliza, 9 


88-89 


Moore, Adelia Susie, ! l 


74 


Lewis, Mrs. Mary, . 


3 


Moore, Agnes, 10 . 


73 


Lewis, Nathan B., 


. 40 


Moore, Agnes, 1 . 


74 


Lewis, Polly, 


30 


Moore, Bessie, 1 : 


74 


Liddle Anna, 1 J . 


56 


Moore, Charles L., 10 . 


73-74 


Liddle Jennet, 1 * 


56 


Moore, Clarence C, 1 ! 


74 


Liddle, John, 1 > . 


. 56 


Moore, Elizabeth, 10 


73 


Liddle, Robert, 


56 


Moore, Franklin Albert, 11 


74 


Lillibridge, Edward, . 


24 


Moore, Franklin E., 10 


7273 


Lillibridge, John, 6 . 


26 


Moore, Harriet, 10 


7374 


Lillibridge, Lester, 6 . 


. 26 


Moore, Leonella, 10 


72-73 


Lillibridge, Sarah, . 


43 


Moore, Levi, 


. 72 


Lillibridge, Sarah/- 


. 26 


Moore, Serena. 


150 


Loppy, Inez M., 10 . 


5 


Moore, Stephen A. I)., 10 


73-74 


Loppy, Wm. Henry, 


. 64 


Moore, Walter, 11 


74 


Lord, Rev. Claudius, 


67 


Moore, Wyatt, 11 


74 


Lord, Lily, 


. 66 


Mosher, Mary, 


152 


Lytle, Annie, 


55 


Mowl, Grace C., 10 . 


"9 






Mowl, Lillie M., 10 


118 


M 




Mow , Maud G., 10 


'9 


Maddox, Clarence, 


118 


Mow , Ora S., 10 


118 


Martin, Harry I >elos, 10 . 


78 


Mow , 1'erley M., 10 . 


. 119 


Martin, Jennie Tifft, 10 


. 78 


Mow , Robert, 


119 


Martin, John, 


77 


Mow , Samuel, . 


. US 


Martin, Mary Elizabeth, 10 


. 78 


Mumford, Esther, 1 . 


'5 


Maxon, Ann., 


13 


Mumford, Either, 4 


22 


Maxon, Jos. Stillman, . 


'55 


Mumford, John,' . 


ia 


Maxon, Maria Elizabeth, 89 


'55-'59 


Mumford, Sarah, 4 


22 


Maxon, Thos., Vars, . 


155 '5 8 


Mumford, Tabitha, 4 


22 


Maxson, Asa, 


154 155 


Mumford, Thomas, 


12-21 


Maxson, David, 


'54 155 


N 




Maxson, Elizabeth, 


M3 






_ _ . . . 




\ "*\vtnn 


22 


Maxson, Hannah, . 


'53 


" c ion, 




Maxson, John, . 152 


153-154 


Newton, Mary.* 


'5 


Maxson, John Sr., . 


'53 


Nicols, James A., 


'4' 



INDEX. 



North, Betsey, 
Northrup, Sarah, 

F> 

Palmer, Charles H., 10 . 
Palmer, Clara, . 
Palmer, Irving, 10 . 
Palmer, Irving, J., 10 . 
Palmer, Joan C., 
Palmer, John H., 9 
Palmer, Paul, 
Palmer, Raymond A., 10 
Palmer, Walter H., 10 
Palmilter, Freelove, 
Parkhurst, Edward, 
Parkhurst, Malcolm Earl, 1 
Partelow, Thomas, . 
Patterson, Lucy L., 
Peirce, Ella E., 
Phillip, Calvin, . 
Pitkin, Maria L., . 
Porter, Patience, 
Petter, John, 4 
Potter, John, 
Potter, Martha, 4 
Potter, Martha, . 
Potter, Samuel, 4 
Potter, Sarah, 4 . 
Potter, Susanna, 4 . 
Plympton, Alice Gardner, 9 
Plympton, George D., 
Plympton, Lucy Tifft, 9 
Plympton, Mary Augusta. 8 

R 

Randall, Thankful, 
Rays, John Bale, . 
Reynolds, John, 
Reynolds, Lucy, 
Reynolds, Martha, 
Reynolds, Mary, 
Reynolds, Stephen, 
Richards, Lydia, 
Rogers, Delia E., 10 . 
Rogers, Henry, 
Rogers, M. J., 
Rogers, Margaret, 5 . 
Rogers, Martha Ann, . 
Rogers, Mehitable, 4 
Rogers, Melinda, 10 
Rogers, Mercy, 4 
Rogers, William, 10 

S 

Sabure, Alice, 
Sargent, Annie M., 



PAGE 




PAGE 


54 


Saxby, Phebe, 


110 


. 141 


Scott, Richard T., 


. 120 




Shaw, Charles B., . 


4 6 




Shaw, Charles B., 10 . 


. 46 


"5 


Shaw, Emma L. A., 10 


46 


34 


Shaw, Herbert H. M., 10 


46 


"5 


Shaw, LeliaC., 10 . 


46 


. 116 


Shaw, Martha E., 10 . 


46-47 


85 


Shaw, Mindwell A., 9 


46 


"5 


Sheblin, Elizabeth, 5 


19 


115 


Shilbe, Elizabeth, 5 


10 


115-116 


Sholes, Denny, 10 


y 
59 


"5 


Sholes, Frank, 10 . 


59 


. 142 

o 


Sholes, George, 10 


59 


128 


Sholes, Seymour, . 


58 


. 128 


Siass, Mrs. Dr., 


'45 


143 


Sickles, Carrie E., . 


125 


80 


Simmons, Sally Cross, . 


. 130 


34 


Sissons, Harriet, 


'5' 


81 


Smith, Abigail, 




'33 


Smith, Charlotte, . 


92 


H3 


Smith, Joanna, . 


7 


'3 


Smith, Mrs. Mary, . 


144 


13 


Smith, Teresa, . 


53 


13 


Smith, Zachariah, . 


'3 1 


39 


Sprague, Joanna, 


. 18 


13 


Standish, Willis J., . 


34 


13 


Sterling, Alice Velona, 10 


75 


13 

135-136 


Sterling, Blanche Estelle, 10 
Sterling, Edna, 11 


75 
75 


*35 


Sterling, Leander, . 


75 


135 


Sterling, Lewellyn, 10 . 


75 


'35 


Stillman, Lois, 






Stoker, Sarah, . 


. 60 




Stokes, Lizzie M., . 


qi 


154 


Straight, Bennie Eugene, 10 


7 
. 114 


142-143 


Straight, Dema Martha, 10 
Straight, John A., 


114 


? 


Straight, Maud Marram, 10 


114 


3 


Strait, Alfred, . 


82 


2 3 


Strait, Carrie E., 10 


82 


40 


Strait, Emily E., 10 . 


82 


118 


Strong, Lizzie Belle, 


66 


118 


Strunk, Louisa, . 


102 


62 


Swan, Alonzo, 


53 




Swan, Mary T., 9 


53 


1 A 


Swan, Nelson A., 9 


53-54 


34 


Swan, Sarah A., 9 


53 


TlX 


Swan, Willis A., 9 


54 


. 1 1 O 


Sweet, Paul, 


38 


118 


Sweet, Mary, 






Swift, Lydia, 


140 




T 




3 


Teffe Lydia, 


9 


58 


Teffe, William, 


9 



INDEX. 



Tefft, * 


PAGE 
12 


PACK 

Tefft, Howard Morton, 1 ' . 33 


Tefft, Abby, . 


140 


Tefft, Isabel, . 142 


Tefft, Abigail, . 


36-141 


Tefft, Jacob A very, 1 . . 34 


Tefft, Abigail, 4 


2O 


Tefft, James, 4 . . 18-19 


Tefft, Abigail, 8 . 


36 


Tefft, James, Jr., . 141 


Tefft, Abigail, 7 


29-37 


Tefft, James, . . . 137 


Tefft, Abraham, . 
Tefft, Abram, 8 


37 
29 


Tefft, James Avery, 9 . 34-35 
Tefft, Jane, . . . 140 


Tefft, Albro, 


'44 


Tefft, Jemima, . . 144 


Teftt, Alexander, . 


142 


Tefft, Jeremiah, . . 36 


Tefft, Alice, 


142-144 


Tefft, Jeremiah, 5 . 23-25-26 


Tefft, Alonzo, 8 


35 


Teftt, Jeremiah, 7 . . 37 


Tefft, Amie, 


. 141 


Tefft, Jesse, . . . 144 


Tefft, Amos, . 


142 


Tefft, Jessie Marion, 10 . 34 


Tefft, Anna, 


37-40 


Tefft, Joanna, . 19-140 143-144 


Tefft, Annie, 6 


30 


Tefft, John, 39-40-138-140-142-144 


Tefft, Annie, 8 


35 


Tefft, John, . . . 137 


Tefft, Anotice, 


144 


Tefft, John, 1 . . ion 


Tefft, Asa, 


. 144 


Tefft, John, 3 . .14-15-18 


Tefft, Benjamin, 5 


28 


Tefft, John, 4 . . 18-19-20 


Tefft, Benjamin, 6 


. 29 


Tefft, John, Jr., 4 . . 23-24-27 


Teftt, Benjamin B., 7 


29 


Tefft, John, 5 . 23-25-26-30-35 


Tefft, Benjamin G., 


. 141 


Tefft, "fohn, Jr., 8 . . 24 


Tefft, Caleb, . 


. 142-144 


Tefft, John, 6 . . .30-36 


Tefft, Charily, 7 . 


37 


Tefft, John, Jr., 6 . . 31 


Tefft, Charles Williams 


, 33 


Tefft, John. 7 . . 32-33-37 


Tefft, Clarke, . 


144 


Tefft, John O., . . 33 


Tefft, Cornelia, 10 . 


34 


Tefft, Jonathan, . 39 


Tefft, Daniel, . 


140-141 


Tefft, Jonathan, 4 . . 21 


Tefft, Daniel, 4 


15-20-21 


Tefft, Jonathan, 5 23 24-25-26 


Tefft, David, 


. 142 


Tefft, Joseph, . . 29-144 


Tefft, David." 


28-30-31 


Tefft, Joseph, Jr., . 143 


Tefft, David, 7 . : 


37 


Tefft, Joseph, 4 . 19-21-27 


Tefft, Deborah, 


144 


Tefft, Joseph,* ... 27 


Tefft, Deborah, s 


23 


Tefft, Joseph, 29-30-31-32-36-38 


Tefft, Deliverance,"' 


23 


Tefft, Joshua, 2 . . 10-16 


Tefft, Ebenzer, . 


120 I40-I4I 


Tefft, Lewis,' . . 30-31 


Tefft, Edward, 


143-144 145 


Tefft, I.ucretia Sarah, 9 . 97 


Tefft, Edward Spicer, 9 


33i34 


Tefft, Lucy, 6 . . 30-31-143 


Tefft, Elizabeth, 14-25-143-144 


Tefft, I.ydia," . . ' . 29 


Tefft, Elizabeth, :i . 


21 


Tefft, Lydia, 7 . . 29 


Tefft, Elizabeth, s 


23-24 


Tefft, Lyndon G., . . 141 


Tefft, Eli/abeth B., 7 


32-35 


Tefft, Mable, 9 . 33 


Tefft, Esther, 3 . 


15-21 


Tefft, Mary, . 142-141 144 


Tefft, Esther, 5 


. 27-28 


Tefft, Mary, 4 . 19-28 


Tefft, Ezekiel, . 


143 


Tefft, Marv, s . 23 


Tefft, Fanny, 6 


30-31-32 


Tefft, Mary, 6 . . 28-30 


Tefft, Fred 'Harold, 10 . 


34 


Tefft, Mary, 7 . . -37 


Tefft, Gardner, 


'37 


Teftt. Mary Ann, . . 141 


Tefft, George, 


. 142 


Tefft, Mary Barker. 7 . . 32 


Tefft, Hannah, 7 


29 


Tefft, Mary Frances, 9 . 33~34 


Tefft, Hannah, . 


. 142 


Tefft, Martha. ' . 


Tefft, Hannah Taylor,'-' 


34 


Tefft, Martin VanBuren," 33 


Tefft, Hezekiah, . 


- '43 


Tefft, Mchitable.' . .19 


Tefft, Hezekiah,' 5 . 


28 


Tefft. Mehitable, 1 ' . . 23 



INDEX. 



Tefft, Mercy, 


PAGE 
I4I-I42 


Tefft, Susan C., 


PAGE 

. 141 


Tefft, Mercy, 3 


15-22 


Tefft, Susanna, 


'5-143 


Tefft, Mercy, 3 . 


22 


Tefft, Tabitha, 2 . . 


10 


Tefft, Mercy, 4 


19 


Tefft, Tabitha, 3 


15 


Tefft, Minnie, 9 . 


33-34 


Tefft, Tabitha, 4 . 


19 


Tefft, Miriam, 5 . 


. 26 


Tefft, Tabor, 


143-144 


Tefft, Nancy, 7 


37 


Tefft, Thankful, 6 . 


28 


Tefft, Nannie, 6 . 


32 


Tefft, Thomas, . 


. 140 


Tefft, Nathan, 


142 


Tefft, Thomas, 5 


28 


Tefft, Nathan, 4 . 


19 


Tefft, Thomas, 6 


29 


Tefft, Nathan, 6 


30-31 


Tefft, Thomas, Jr., . 


!43 


Tefft, Oliver, 


. 142 


Tefft, Walter Tracy, 9 . 


33-34 


Tefft, Oscar Hoxie, 8 


35 


Tefft, Willard, 7 


32-35 


Tefft, Pardon, 6 . 


. 28 


Tefft, William, . 


. 140 


Tefft, Parker W.,. . 


145 


Tefft, William, 5 . 


23-27-28 


Tefft, Mrs. Patience, 


. 142 


Tefft, William, 6 


. 28 


Tefft, Patience, 6 


36-38 


Teft, Daniel, 


137 


Tefft, Patience, 5 


23 24 


Teft, James, 


137 


Tefft, Peleg,* 


3031-32 


Teft, John, . 


137-138 


Tefft, Peleg Spicer, 7 . 


32-33 


Tennant, Abigail, 


20 


Tefft, Peleg Spicer, Jr., 


8 33 


Thomas, Lydia, 


71 


Tefft, Peter, 3 


14-16 20 


Tiffany, AnnaB., 


130 


Tefft, Peter, 4 


20 


Tifft, Abbie, 8 


88 


Tefft, Phebe Woodinansee, . 144 


Tifft, Abbie Jane, 8 


*3i 


Tefft, Polly, 6 


3' 


Tifft, AbbyG. W., 


7i 


Tefft, Rebecca, 7 


. 29 


Tifft, Abigail, . 


. 148 


Tefft, Rebecca Maria, 8 


35 


Tifft, Abigail, 7 


43 54 


Tefft, Reynolds, 


144 


Tifft, Abigail Simmons, 8 


131 


Tefft, Robert, 


138-139 


Tifft, Ada, 10 


45 


Tefft, Robert, 5 . 


23-25-26-36 


Tifft, AdellaE., 10 


95 


Tefft, Robert, 6 


36 


Tifft, Alanson H., 9 


44-48 


Tefft, Robert, 7 . 


37-138 


Tifft, Alanson W., 8 . 


44-51-52 


Tefft, Ruth, . 


143 


Tifft, Alice A., 9 


125-126 


Tefft, Samuel, 


140-142-143 


Tifft, Amasa Edgar, 8 . 


61-65 


Tefft, bamuel, 2 


10-14 15-19 


Tifft, Amasa G., 9 . 


64 


Tefft, Samuel, 3 . 


14.15-20 


Tifft, Amelia C., 8 


123 129 


Tefft, Samuel, 4 


18-19-20-28 


Tifft, Mrs. Ann, (Webster) 71 


Tefft, Samuel, 5 . 


. 28 


Tifft, Anna, 


4i 


Tefft, Samuel, 6 


30-31 


Tifft, Anna Lena, 9 . 


94 


Tefft, Sarah, . 140-142-143-144 


Tifft, Ann Mary, 8 


72-75 


Tefft, Sarah, 3 


14-21 


Tifft, Anna Rose, l 


107 


Tefft, Sarah, 4 . 


19-21 


Tifft, Anna Vallett, . 


. 42 


Tefft, Sarah, 5 


23-28 


Tifft, Arasmus D., 8 


122 


Teftt, Sarah, 6 . 


29 


Tifft, Arthur Palmer, 10 


. 8 5 


Tefft, Silas W., 


144 


Tifft, Barton, . 


145 


Tefft, Simon, 7 


37 


Tifft, Bela Crane, 1 . 


96-97 


Tefft, Solomon, 


137 


Tifft, Bertha May, 9 


129 


Tefft, Sophia, . 


. 142 


Tifft, C.Arthur, 10 


. 81 


Tefft, Sprague, 


39-40 


Tifft, Caleb, . 


'37-145 


Tefft, Stanton, . 


. 142 


Tifft, Caleb, Jr., 


MS 


Tefft, Stephen, 


140 


Tifft, Caroline, 8 


43-44-5 l 


Tefft, Stephen, 4 . 


20 


Tifft, Caroline S., 9 


44-47 


Tefft, Stephen, 6 


3i 


Tifft, Carrie E., 9 . 


125 


Tefft, Stephen A., 


. 141 


Tifft, Carrie Hulda, 9 . 


u6-n8 


Tefft, Stephen Hazard, 


141 


Tifft, Cemetery Association 


147 



INDEX. 



Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tiftt, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tiflt, 
Tifft, 
Tiftt, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 

Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 
Tifft, 



PAGC 

Charity, 7 . 43-111-148 

Charity Matilda, 8 . 131 
Charles, 11 . . . .84 
Charles Edwin, 9 . 103 

Charles H., 9 . 80-81 

Charles Lester, 9 . go 

Charles L., 9 . . 72 
Charles, S., 9 . . 126-127 
Charlotte M., 8 . . 92 
Charlotte Katharine, 9 93-94 
Chloe Angeline, 9 94-97 

Chloe Ann, 8 . . 71-82 
Clara, 10 ... 80 
Cordelia Hannah, 8 123-128 
Curtis Gay, 9 . . 90 
Cyrus Albert, 10 . 103 
Cyrus R., 9 . 103-104 

Daisa M., 10 . . 117-118 
Daniel, . . 137 146 

David, 137-147-148 

David, Sr , . . 137 

David, 7 . . 43-92 

David Brainard, 8 . 61 

David Brainard, 9 . 101-102 
David Edwin, 9 . 93 95 

David Russell, 8 . 92-106 
Delia Barnum, 8 . 92-106 
Delia Lilian, 9 . 106-107 

I >orothy Elizabeth, 8 61-68 
Edgar Hand, 9 . 66 

Edith M., 10 . 80-81 

Edna Elvira, 10 . 117 

Edna P., 10 . . 95 

Edward S., 9 . . 126 

Edward Spelman, 9 . 116 
Edwin Vallett, 8 

92-102-103-149-150 



Elijah Gillett, 8 
Eliphalet Trask, 10 
Eliza M , 
Elizabeth, 9 . 
Ella, 10 

Ella May, 9 . 
Ellen M., 9 
Elmer Anthony, 10 
Elmer Guy, 10 . 
Emerson A., 8 
Emily Alvira, 8 
Emily Frances, 9 
Emily Sophronia, 8 
Estelle C., 9 
Etta, 9 
Etta, 10 
Ettie May, 10 
Eudora J., 9 . 



71-72 
84 

4452 
72-76 

45 
130 

. 82 
97 

117 
123-130 

i3 

103-104 
61 68 

62 
116-119 

45 

95 
72-79 



PACE 

ifft, Eugene Montville, 9 . 116 
Tifft, Eugenia Adelaide,* 72-77 
Tifft, Eulalie A., 9 . . 62 
Tifft, Eva Laura, 10 104 

Tifft, Flora E., . . 125 

Tifft, Florence A., 9 . 126-127 

Tifft, Floyd E., 11 . .119 
Tifft, Francelia Jennette, 9 1 16-1 1 8 
Tifft, Frances S., 8 . 122-127 
Tifft, Frances Sophia, 8 . 71-91 
Tifft, Frank Richard, 9 . 107 

Tifft, Fred, 9 . . 116-119 
Tifft, Fred Miller, 10 . 95 

Tifft, George, . . 137-144 

Tifft, George Alanson, 8 . 92 
Tifft, George B..IO . 95 

Tifft, George Fay, l . . 117 
Tifft, George Harrison,' . 133-135 
Tifft, George John, 9 . 116-114 
Tifft, George W., 8 44-122-127 

Tifft.Geo. Washington, 7 43-132-148 
Tifft, Geo. VV. Sons & Co., 7 66 132 
Tifft, Georgianna L., 9 . 124 

Tifft, Gertrude Elizabeth, 10 76 77 
Tifft, Gertrude Havens, 1 ' . 45 
Tifft, Grace Adella, J .103-104 
Tifft, Grace B., 9 . .125 

Tifft, Grant Lincoln, 9 . 94 

Tifft, Hamilton Webster, 8 71-79 
Tifft, Harriet Maria, 8 . 92-99 
Tifft, Harry Jansen, 10 . . 97 
Tifft, Harvey M., 9 . 94-97 

Tifft, Helen Maria, 9 . . 62 
Tifft, Henry, . . 145 

Tifft, Henry H., 10 . . 45 
Tifft, Henry Neville, 11 . 45 

Tifft, Henry R., 9 . 44-45 46 

Tifft, Herbert C.,' . 76 

Tifft, Herbert G., 10 . . 45 
Tifft, Iranellie G., 9 . 62 

Tifft, Irving, H., 10 . . 45 
Tifft, James Edwin, 10 104-122-125 
Tifft, James Webster, 9 83 85 

Tifft, Jennie, 9 . . .90 
Tifft, Jennie A.,* . 126127 

Tifft, Jennie A , 127 

Tifft, Jeremiah, 7 . 4243-61 

Tiftt, Jeremiah Vallett, 9 61-62-147 
Tifft, Joanna Smith,* . 92 98 

Tifft, John, 6 38-41-42-147-148 

Tifft, John, 7 . . 43-148 
Tifft, John, Jr., 7 . . 113 
Tiftt, John, 8 . . 71-78 

Tifft, John Benjamin, 9 . 93-94 
Tifft, John Vallett/ . . 133 



INDEX. 



Tifft, Jonathan G., 8 


PAGE 

43-44 


Tifft, My rta, 10 . 


PAGE 

117 118 


Tifft, Jonathan N., 9 . 


44-45 


Tifft, Nancy, 7 


43-148 


Tiffr, Joseph, 3 


15 


Tifft, Nancy, 8 . 


44-53 


Tifft, Joseph, 7 43 


130-147-148 


Tifft, Nancy M., 8 . 


"3-"5 


Tifft, Joseph Cyrus, 8 


131 


Tifft, Nancy V., 7 


. 108 


Tifft, Joseph L., 8 


123-130 


Tifft, Nathan Gillett, 8 


61-64 


Tifft, Joseph Norman, 8 


. 61-66 


Tifft, Nathan Henry, 9 . 


101-102 


Tifft, Josephine, 10 


. 84 


Tifft, Nathaniel, 


139 


Tifft, Julia A., 9 


52 


Tifft, N. Orlando, 9 


. 6 4 


Tifft, Julia Ayer, 10 


. 76 


Tifft, Nelson Isaac, 8 


129 


Tifft, Katie Emeliza, 9 


. 107-108 


Tifft, Nelson V., 9 


62-63 


Tifft, Kittie, 10 . 


. 48 


Tifft, Oliver, . 


'37 


Tifft, Lantie, 10 


. 84-85 


Tifft, Orange Angell, . 


146 


Tifft, Laura Amelia, 10 . 


95-96 


Tifft, Polly, 7 . 


43-92-148 


Tifft, Leander, 


146 


Tifft, Polly Ann, 8 


. 61 


Tifft, Lester H., 10 


. 98 


Tifft, Priscilla Ann, 9 


83 


Tifft, Lewis Augustus, 9 


83 


Tifft, Priscilla Ann, 9 . 


. 86 


Tifft, Lewis E., 9 


. 62 


Tifft, Rachel Maria, 8 


. 61-63 


Tifft, Lewis Eliphalet, 1 


84 


Tifft, Ray G., . 


'44 


Tifft, Lilian May, 10 . 


63 


Tifft, Rebecca Cole, 


122 


Tifft, Lilian Vary, 9 


91-156-159 


Tifft, Reuben, 9 


93-96 


Tifft, Lily Lord, 


66-147 


Tifft, Reuben Smith, 8 


92-93 


Tifft, Lottie W., 10 . 


95 


Tifft, Robert, 


'37-139 


Tifft, Loyal W., 10 


. 85 


Tifft, Robert, 7 . 


42-43-148 


Tifft, Lucinda A., 10 


94 


Tifft, Robert Hull, 9 


91-156-159 


Tifft, Lucretia Sarah, 9 


94 


Tifft, Rose Lottie, 9 


. IO7-IO8 


Tifft, Lucy, 8 


133-134 


Tifft, Ruby L., 10 


95 


Tifft, Lurancie, 


83 


Tifft, Ruby Mildred, 10 


66 


Tifft, Lurancie, 10 . 


. 84-85 


Tifft, Sally, 9 . 


93 


Tifft, Lurena H., 9 


80-81 


Tifft, Sally C, . 


130-147 


Tifft, Luther M., 10 . 


98 


Tifft, Sally Ann, 8 . 


. 44-48 


Tifft, Lydia A., 8 


122-123 


Tifft, Samuel, 2 . 


11-148 


Tifft, Mabel, 10 


. 117-118 


Tifft, Samuel W., 8 . 


I2 3 


Tifft, Mabel F., 9 


126-127 


Tifft, Sarah Ann, 8 




Tifft, Malinda Vallett, 8 


123-129 


Tifft, Sarah Ellen, 10 


95 


Tiftt, Marcus L., 9 


. 80 


Tifft, Sarah Maria, 8 




Tifft, Maria E., 90-137-152-156 


Tifft, Simon, 7 . 42-43-69-148 


Tifft, Marion S. L., 


103 


Tifft, Simon E., 9 


. 76 


Tifft, Martha Ann, 8 


"3 


Tifft, Simon E., Jr., 10 


76 


Tifft, Martha E., 9 


44-45 


Tifft, Solomon, . 


'37 


Tifft, Martha J., 8 . 


. 123-129 


Tifft, Sophia, 8 




Tifft, Mary, 8 


71-86 


Tifft, Spelman V., 8 


113-116 


Tifft, Mary Adelia, 9 


. 83-86 


Tifft, Sprague, 7 43-122-130 147-148 


Tifft, Mary Adelia, 9 . 


103-105 


Tifft, Sprague Miner. 8 . 


. 122 


Tifft, Mary Augusta, 8 


133-135 


Tifft, Sprague W., 8 


122 


Tifft, Mary Augusta, 10 


. 107 


Tifft, Stanton, . 


'39 


Tifft, Mary Anna, 10 


96 


Tifft, Stephen, 


'45 


Tifft, Mary E., 10 


46-48 


Tiftt, Susan Ann, 8 




Tifft, Mary E., 10 . 


95-96 


Tifft, Tabitha, 2 


. 11-17 


Tifft, Mary Priscilla, 9 . 


. 64 


Tifft, Tabitha, 3 . 


'5 


Tifft, Maxon Wrilson, 9 


91-156-159 


Tifft, Teresa Amelia, 10 


107 


Tifft, Melissa, 9 


. 116 


Tifft, Thomas, 


'37-'45 


Tifft, Mindwell A., 9 


44-46 


Tifft, Tifft, 10 . 


48 


Tifft, Minnie Lurena, 10 


81-82 


Tifft, Ulissa, 8 . 


44-49 


Tifft, Miranda Lewis, 8 


. 92-102 


Tifft, Ulissa M., 8 . 





INDKX. 



Tifft, Ulysses Dent, 9 . 
Tifft, Ursula, 9 
Tifft, Ursula Cabrilla,* 
Tifft, Warren H., . 
Tifft, Webster/ . 
Tifft, Webster, 9 
Tifft, Wilbor S., . 
Tifft.WillardDeWuV 122 
Tifft, William, 10 
Tifft, William Alonxo, 9 . 
Tifft, William Brainard, 
Tifft, William Carleton, . 
Tifft, William Fred, 9 . 
Tifft, William J., 10 . 
Tifft, William H., 9 
Tifft, William L., 9 . 
Tifft, William Miller, 9 . 
Tifft, William Mortimer, 9 . 
Tifft, William S., 8 
Tifft, William Theodore, 
Tifft, Wilson D , 9 . 
Tifft, Winfield Scott, 9 . 
Tifft, Winnie M., 9 . 
Tifft, Wrilson Simon, 8 . 

37-41-71-89-90- 
Tifft, Zachery Taylor, 9 
Tift, David, 
Tift, John, 
Tift, Joshua, 2 . 
Tift, Mercy, 3 
Tift, Peter, 3 
Tift, Rhoda, . 
Tift, Robert, 
Tift, Samuel, Jr., 
Topping, Joseph Hart, 
Topping, Joseph Hoag, 10 
Townsend, Malcom, 
Trask, Lurancie, 
Tucker, Caroline, 
Turner, Alon/.o S., 1 
Turner, Anna Frances, 9 
Turner, Benjamin, . 
Turner, Benjamin F., 11 
Turner, Calista, 1 . 
Turner, Dexter, 10 
Turner, Edith L., 11 
Turner, Edward Martin, 10 
Turner, Elizabeth Ulissa, 10 
Turner, Fred Benjamin, 10 
Turner, George Archie, 10 
Turner, Harvey Martin, 10 
Turner, Hnttie Electa, 10 
Turner, Ida, 10 . 
Turner, John, 
Turner, John C., 



PACK 

94 


Turner, John H., 10 . 


PACK 

49 50 


72 


Turner, Julia, 10 


49 


113-119 


Turner, Louise May,' 


99-100 


146 


Turner, Mary Louisa, 9 


40 


71 


Turner, Myrta Charlotte, 1 * . 160 


80 


Turner, Nancy, 


i ; ; 


. 146 


Turner, Palmira, 


. 62 


126-147 


Turner, Paul, 


311 


45 


Turner, Robert Tifft,* 


49-50 


101 


Turner, Robert Tifft, Jr., 10 50 


. 146 


Turner, Robert U., 10 . 


49 


145 146 


Turner, Sally, 


93 


106-107 


Turner, Samuel G. H., 10 


So 


80 


Turner, Sara, 10 


50-51 


79 


Turner, Stephen,' 


49 


6a 


Turner, Wealtha H., 


50 


93 






64 


U 




92 101 


Underwood, Esther R., 


48 


. 146 






94 


V 




.72 79 


Vallett, Anna,. . 


36-37-148 


129 127 


Vallett, Jeremiah, . 


37 




Vangorden, Olive Adelia, 


103 


-I47-I5S 


Van Zandt, Abram, 


6l 


7 2 -79 


Van Zandt,\Yilliam John Paul, 10 6l 


137 


Vars, Elizabeth, 


'55 


145 


Vars, Isaac, 


55 


1 1 


Vars, Theodaty, 


35 


15 


Vars, Thomas, . 


55 


5 


Vaugh, Ruth, 


140 


144 


Vickery, Celia, 10 


. 121 


139 


Vickery, Claud, 10 . 


120 


37 


Vickery, Edith M., 10 . 


. 120 


114 


Vickery, Edward, . 


119 


114 


Vickery, Edwin E., 10 . 


. 120 


. 48 


Vickery, Eli, 9 


. II9-I2I 


83 


Vickery, Emma, 51 


II9-I20 


44 


Vickery, Hannah, 10 


I 2O 


49 


Vickery, Ira, 51 


II9-I2O 


49 


Vickery, Josephine, 9 


. I2O-I2I 


99 


Vickery, Josiah," 


II9-I2O 


. IOO 


Vickery, Lillie, 10 . 


120 


"3 


Vickery, Maime, 10 


. 120 


99 


Vickery, Mav, ' l> 


120 


IOO 


Vickery, Olive, 9 


I2O 121 


99-100 






1 SOS' 


\v 




99 100 


Wait, Henry, 


54 


99 


Wait, Martha Ann," . 


. 106 


99 


Wait, Melissa, 9 


106 


99-100 


Wait, Reuben, . 


. 106 


"3 


Walsh, Bertha Adelia, 1 ' 


105 


49 


Walsh, Chas. Wm. Pufur, 1 > 105 


- So 


Walsh, Edith May, 1 ( 


105 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Walsh, Edward Patrick, . 105 

Walsh, Edwin V. Dufur, 11 105 
Waterbury, Rev. Adoniram, . 68 

Watson, Lydia Ann. . 79 

Watson, Phebe Weedon, . 141 

Watson, Sophia B., . 122 

Webb, George, 5 . 19 

Webb, John, . . . 140 

Webb, John, 5 . . .19 

Webb, Mary, . . 24 

Webster, Ann, . . -69 

Webster, Constant, 5 . 70 

Webster, Constant, Jr, 6 . 71 

Webster, George, 3 . . 70 

Webster, Geo. John, 1 . . 69 

Webster, Noah, . . 69 

Webster, Pelatiah. . 71 

Webster, Pelatiah, 4 ' . 70 

Webster, Thomas, 2 . . 70 

Weir, Mary Ann, . 125 

Weliver, Priscilla, . 117 

Weller, Dora E., 10 . . 64 

Weller, James A., . . 63 

Weller, J. Howard, 10 . . 64 

Weller, Rosa Dexter, 10 . 64 

Wescott, Caleb, 4 . .18 

Wescott, Demaris, 4 . 18 

Wescoti, Hannah, 4 . . 18 

Wescott, Josiah, . . 18 

Wescott, Josiah, 4 . . 18 

Wescott, Mary, . . .141 

Wescott, Nicholas, 4 . 18 

Wescott, Nathan, 4 . 18 

Wescott, Oliver, 4 . . 18 

Wescott, Tabitha, 4 . .18 

West, Sally, ... 32 

Westlake, Helen, 11 . . 50 

Westlake, Robert Turner, 1 1 50 

Westlake, Samuel D., . 49 

Westlake, William S., 11 . 50 

Wetherby, Harriet Maria, 9 98-99 
Wetherby, Samuel Coleman, . 98 

Wheeler, Abigail, . . 116 

Wheeler, Charlotte Ann, 9 . 99 

Wheeler, Martin, . . 99 

Wheeler, William, . . no 

White, Charles S., . . 127 

White, Elmer F., 10 . .128 
White, Fred C., 9 . . 127-128 

White, Margaret, . .123 

White, Sally, . . . 82 

Whiting, Charles L., . 134 

Whiting, George W. Tifft, 9 134 

Whiting, Louis, 9 . 134 

Wicks, Charles, . . 51-147 

Wier, Charlotte M., . . 69 

Wightman, Tabitha, . 149 



PAGE 

Wilcox, Annie, . . 143 

Wilcox, Hattie E., . . 35 

Wilcox, Thomas, . . 142 

Willard, Mary Grace, . 151 

Williams, Caroline, 9 . . 58 

Williams, Elizabeth A , . 87 

Williams, James,. . S7-5& 
Williams, Stephen Edgar, 131-147 

Wilson, Alice, 4 . . .14 

Wilson, Ann, 4 . . 14 

Wilson, Elizabeth, 4 . . 14 

Wilson, George, 4 . . 14 

Wilson, James, 3 . 12-13 

Wilson, Jeremiah, 3 . 12-13-14 

Wilson, Jeremiah, 4 . . 14 

Wilson, Joanna, 4 . . 14 

Wilson, John, 4 . 14 

Wilson, Judith, 4 . . 14 

Wilson, Mary, 3 . . ^ . 12 

Wilson, Mary, 4 . . 14 

Wilson, Samuel, . 11-12 

Wilson, Samuel, 3 . . 12 

Wilson, Samuel, 4 . 13-14 

Wilson, Sarah, 3 . . 12-13 

Wilson, Sarah, 4 . .14 

Witter, Ebenezer, . . 21 

Witter, Josiah, 4 . . .21 

Witter, Joseph, 4 . . 21 
Witter, Mary, 4 ... 21 

Witter, Sarah, 4 . . 15-21 

Wood, Norman,. . . 94 

Wood, Willis Tifft, 10 . 94 

Woodward, Anna, . . 43 

ERRATA. 

Page 45. 218 should be 213. Ill 
Henry R. 9 

Page 75. The generation number 
should all be one higher com- 
mencing with Ann Mary 9. 

Page 83. 428 III. should read 
Priscilla. 

Page 115. Joseph is omitted from 
Nancy and Paul Palmer's family. 

Page 121 Should readRhuel.child 
of Emma and Mage Milliman. 

Page in. 195 should be 198 
VIII Charity. 7 

Page 144, at bottom of. The correct 
name is George Tift. 

Page 105. Charles William and 
Edwin V. Dufur should be placed 
with the children of Emily F. 
and Leonard E. Dufur. 

Page 138. Cabel Lewis Teft, 
should read Cabel Lewis, Left. 




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